Fiber-optic pyrometer for very localized temperature measurements in a turning process Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2017

start page

  • 5601306-1

end page

  • 5601306-6


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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1077-260X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-4542


  • A fiber-optic two-color pyrometer based on glass multimode fibers with 62.5 μm diameter and 0.275 numerical aperture is used for localized temperature measurements in turning processes. Operation wavelengths improve temperature measurement accuracy. The system is capable of measuring temperature in the range from 300 to 650 °C in a surface area below 0.16 mm 2 . Numerical simulation of the calibration curves including manufacturer tolerances are reported, showing good agreement with the experimental results. Temperature evolution is performed in a lathe at different feed rates and cutting speeds at an Inconel 718 turning process, using a glass fiber-optic sensor embedded into a modified tool member. The results are used to in-process prevent premature failure of the components related to the fatigue and validate feed rates recommended by the tool manufacturer.


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  • fiber-optics; turning process; temperature measurement; two-color pyrometer; demultiplexer; wavelength division multiplexing; embedded glass fiber; inconel 718; tool wear