From Open CNC Systems to Cyber-Physical Machine Tools: A Case Study

Changyi Deng, Ruifeng Guo, Pai Zheng, Chao Liu, Xun Xu, Ray Y. Zhong

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The aim of next-generation Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is shifting from an open architecture, which has better flexibility, adaptability, versatility and expansibility, to a cyber-physical model, which offers real-time monitoring and control of the machining processes. This paper introduces a real case study to demonstrate such tendency from Open CNC systems to Cyber-Physical Machine Tools (CPMT) based on a low-power embedded platform. Firstly, a new open CNC architecture is presented, which is able to achieve high-precision, high-efficiency, and low-power consumption. Secondly, the open CNC architecture is extended to a CPMT by using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), where WSN is utilized to enable monitor and control the machining processes, and the integrated development platform is termed as CPMT. Finally, a case of health monitoring system for CPMT is designed and its system testing is carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1270-1276
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event51st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 16 May 201818 May 2018


  • Cyber-Physical Machine Tools
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Open CNC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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