Identification of key temperature measurement technologies for the enhancement of product and equipment integrity in the light controlled factory

Ross-Pinnock, David and Maropoulos, Paul G. (2014). Identification of key temperature measurement technologies for the enhancement of product and equipment integrity in the light controlled factory. Procedia CIRP, 25 , pp. 114-121.

Abstract

Thermal effects in uncontrolled factory environments are often the largest source of uncertainty in large volume dimensional metrology. As the standard temperature for metrology of 20°C cannot be achieved practically or economically in many manufacturing facilities, the characterisation and modelling of temperature offers a solution for improving the uncertainty of dimensional measurement and quantifying thermal variability in large assemblies. Technologies that currently exist for temperature measurement in the range of 0-50°C have been presented alongside discussion of these temperature measurement technologies' usefulness for monitoring temperatures in a manufacturing context. Particular aspects of production where the technology could play a role are highlighted as well as practical considerations for deployment. Contact sensors such as platinum resistance thermometers can produce accuracy closest to the desired accuracy given the most challenging measurement conditions calculated to be ∼0.02°C. Non-contact solutions would be most practical in the light controlled factory (LCF) and semi-invasive appear least useful but all technologies can play some role during the initial development of thermal variability models.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.10.019
Divisions: Aston University (General)
Additional Information: 8th International Conference on Digital Enterprise Technology - DET 2014 Disruptive Innovation in Manufacturing Engineering towards the 4th Industrial Revolution. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). Funding: EPSRC (grant EP/K018124/1).
Uncontrolled Keywords: light controlled factory,temperature measurement,thermal modelling,LCF,Control and Systems Engineering,Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
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Published Date: 2014
Authors: Ross-Pinnock, David
Maropoulos, Paul G. ( 0000-0001-6525-6216)

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