A fast automatic method to measure the recession of a blade edge due to wear

Year: 1985

Authors: Bertani D., Cetica M., Francini F.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: A method is described to measure the recession of a blade edge. The experimental set-up includes an industrial microscope to project the blade edge and its specular image onto a photodiode array. The distance between a point on the edge and its specular image is twice the blade recessiion due to wear. A scan is performed over the whole blade and the data are stored and processed with a microcomputer. This particular derection technique allows a fast non-contact automatic inspection independent of the irregularities in the microscope stage translation.

Journal/Review: WEAR

Volume: 105      Pages from: 293  to: 296

KeyWords: Microcomputer; Data processing, data acquisistion; Optical instruments, automatic operation; Semiconductor diodes; Phototodiode, applications; Wear of materials, measurements; Cutting toold
DOI: 10.1016/0043-1648(85)90228-5

Citations: 2
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