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American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2018, 6(2), 48-53
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-6-2-2
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Development of Flexible Machine Controller for Electrical Discharge Machine

M. M. Pawade1 and S. S. Banwait2,

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Govt. Polytechnic, Arvi, Maharashtra, India

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Chandigarh, India

Pub. Date: May 08, 2018

Cite this paper:
M. M. Pawade and S. S. Banwait. Development of Flexible Machine Controller for Electrical Discharge Machine. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2018; 6(2):48-53. doi: 10.12691/ajme-6-2-2


The present experimental work involved the development and evaluation of Flexible Machine Controller for die sinking Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM). Pilot experimentations were conducted to develop a comprehensive EDM experimental database. The Flexible Machine Controller development dealt with the selection and programming of Programmable Logical Controller. The user interface has been developed on the basis of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system and the database program has been developed for assisting the user in selection of EDM process parameters. The developed Flexible Machine Controller has been validated with the experimental database. Experimentations carried out for six different work piece materials with the developed Flexible Machine Controller showed 13.12% improvement in the machining time as compared to original machine controller.

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