On the sliding mode control for precision machining
Precision machining uses linear motor actuators in order to deal with robustness and stability in the broad range of cutting conditions. Those systems are demanding more sophisticated control algorithms in order to fulfil each time more exigent tolerances in the tendency to miniaturization of products and to face more robust dynamics. Sliding mode control family is natural approach to cope with mass and damping variation and external disturbances which are inherent characteristics of cutting processes. This paper compares conventional and super-twisting sliding mode controls on keeping the closed loop dynamics within requirements and reject disturbances created by the cutting forces.