Wireless tool holder sensor design for cutting force measurement applied to chatter detection

Daniel Alberto Reyes-Uquillas, Te-Sheng Hsiao

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Cutting forces in machining operations are of great importance because their characteristics are useful for predicting and detecting tool conditions and other occurrences. For example, one important and common problem shown in metal cutting is chatter, and cutting forces have a strong correlation with this phenomenon. Many researchers have worked in chatter detection and estimation using cutting forces. This work proposes the use of cutting force measurements and analysis of the frequency spectrum to detect chatter. The cutting force should be measured using a simple, compact, and low cost technique. Hence, in this work the measurement technique proposed in [1] of using strain gauges to measure the cutting forces is applied. Additionally, the previous design was enhanced and upgraded into a wireless system for monitoring. This new smart tool holder uses wireless technology to transmit the measurement data, and therefore removes various constraints the previous design had because of the use of wires. With the new design and added interface operations such as frequency response of the measured signal, a more functional online monitoring system was established. A peak in high frequencies was observed in the cutting test experiments when chatter appears.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025961
StatePublished - 8 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 22 Nov 201625 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Conference2016 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2016


  • chatter detection
  • cutting force
  • frequency
  • wireless tool holder sensor


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