Settings for throughfeed machining (conv_sync.*)

Through feed machines are essentially used for fast consecutive machining of workpieces. These are firmly secured on a conveyor belt and pass through several successive machining stations. The conveyor belt runs at a constant speed, i.e. workpieces are machined without stopping while they pass through the stations. The conveyor belt therefore represents an axis with a constant feed rate.

Schematic structure of a feedthrough machine
Schematic structure of a feedthrough machine

The machining stations (units) may possess an X axis in parallel with the belt's direction of motion and a feed axis Y perpendicular to it. Below, the belt axis is referred to as the master axis. For stable synchronisation, it is generally necessary to smooth the actual values of the master axis. This is achieved by means of the filter parameters described below

Block diagram of master axis filtering
Block diagram of master axis filtering