Development of a Safety Simulator for Lathe Turning

HIROYUKI, SASAGAWA and MASANOBU, CHIBA and NOBORU, SUGIMOTO (2015) Development of a Safety Simulator for Lathe Turning. In: Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical and Robotics Engineering- AMRE 2015, 10-11 October, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland.

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Abstract

This paper deals with the development of a desktop safety simulator (“simulator”) to ensure safe lathe turning (“cutting”). The revolving center for supporting work in the cutting plays an important role of holding the work against come-off and fly-off, though the revolving center is inclined to be avoided partly because its usage is bothersome. One of the possible worst cases due to no use of the revolving center is that a fatal accident is caused by the work come-off and fly-off. The necessity of using the revolving center depends on the protrusion length of the work from the chuck. However, the judgment of such necessity is too difficult to make for those who are not familiar with the cutting. In view of the above, this study intends to conduct experiments of risky work come-off and fly-off in order to clarify the conditions of the work come-off and fly-off and reflect the experimental data in the configuration of the simulator. To the configured simulator, the cutting conditions are inputted. Then, the simulator simulates the cutting on a PC screen. If any of the inputted cutting conditions is judged dangerous, the work vigorously comes off and flies off, and “WORK FLIED” is displayed on the PC screen. Since this simulation is run on the PC screen, the operator can safely learn how the work comes off and flies off. This study is to develop such a simulator for use in safety education that can be operated as if playing a game with no worry about injury.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lathe Turning, Safe Operation, Simulator
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2019 12:02
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2019 12:02
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/1337

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