Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are a category of machining tools that are computer driven and controlled, and are as such, complicated in nature and function. Hence, analyzing and controlling a CNC machine’s overall reliability may be difficult. The traditional approach is to decompose the major system into its subcomponents or parts. This, however, is regarded as not being an accurate method for a CNC machine tool, since it encompasses a dynamic working process. This chapter proposes a meta-action unit (MU) as the basic analysis and control unit, the resulting combined motion effect of which is believed to optimize the CNC’s overall function and performance by improving each meta-action’s reliability. An overview of reliability technology based on meta-action is introduced.
Part of the book: Reliability and Maintenance
Electromechanical products have many quality characteristics, representing their quality. In addition, there are long-existed quality problems of electromechanical products, such as poor accuracy, short precision life, large fluctuations in performance, frequently failing, and so on. Based on meta-action unit (MU) for electromechanical products, this book chapter proposes a key quality characteristic control method, which provides theoretical and technical support for essentially guaranteeing the complete machine’s quality. The formation mechanisms of MU’s four key quality characteristics (precision, precision life, performance stability, and reliability) are studied. Moreover, we introduce an overview of key quality characteristic control methods based on MU. The complex large system research method of “decomposition-analysis-synthesis” is adopted to study these key science problems.
Part of the book: Emerging Trends in Mechatronics