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FT 100 Cutting Forces during Drilling Show data sheet (pdf file) Print page
Technical Description

  Investigation of cutting forces during drilling is fundamental to the teaching of cutting techniques. The set-up comprises a transducer, which also holds the specimen being machined, and an amplifier unit with digital displays. The axial force (feed force) and torque occurring during cutting are measured using strain gauge transducers and digitally displayed on the amplifier unit.
  The experiments must be conducted in a workshop environment, as a suitable drilling machine is required.
  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- Measuring feed force and torque at the cutting surface
  * influence of rotational speed, rate of feed, lubrication and cooling
- Influence of the cutting geometry of the drill
- Influence of the material being machined


* Measurement of feed force and torque
Alternative products
FT 102 -- Cutting Forces during Turning

[1] Drilling measurement device
[2] Measurement of feed force and torque
[3] Strain gauge type measuring transducer
[4] Strain gauge amplifier with digital displays for axial force and torque
[5] Splash-proof stainless steel housing for transducer

[6] LabVIEW software for data acquisition via USB under Windows XP or Windows Vista


Technical Data

Drilling diameter: max. 16mm
- square l x w: 25x10...25x20mm
- possible materials: steel, brass, aluminium,

  copper, plastic
Measuring ranges
- axial force: 0...10kN
- torque 0...50Nm
Strain gauge in half-bridge configuration


Dimensions and Weight

l x w x h: 200x150x170mm (transducer housing)

l x w x h: 270x260x120mm (amplifier)

Weight: approx. 20kg

Required for Operation
230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase
Scope of Delivery

1 measurement kit for drilling experiments, comprising transducer and

   strain gauge amplifier

1 LabVIEW software CD + USB cable
1 set of instructional material

Order Details
054.10000  FT 100  Cutting Forces during Drilling
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