The efficiency range of economical cutting conditions and tool replacement under the age replacement strategy

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Abstract

This paper presents models for calculating the optimal cutting feed rate, spindle speed, and age of preventive tool replacement for a standalone cutting machine. The optimal cutting conditions are determined and analysed for three different objective functions: minimum expected cycle time, minimum expected cost per unit, and maximum expected profit-rate, under the Age Replacement Strategy (ARS) and assuming that the tool-life distribution function is Normal. We show that the first two objective functions are separable, and present an efficient, one-dimensional search procedure for the optimization. A definition of the efficiency ranges of feed rate and standard age of tool replacement is suggested for the ARS, which improves the efficiency range defined in the literature for the Failure Replacement Strategy (FRS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2563-2580
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jul 2003

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