The µ ECM structure that was developed consistes of a lot of components

The µ ECM structure that was developed consistes of a lot of components. A figure of the a variety of system component is given in Figure 24.
The system components are as below,
1. Velmex BiSlide and V X M-1 controller.
2. Agilent 33250 A function generator.
3. Tektronix TD S 1002 B oscilloscope.
4. Fluke 45 multimeter.
5. Conair electrolytes pump.
6. Pioneer X R-P 310 amplifier.
5.2. DESCRIPTION OF COMPONENTS
5.2.1. VelmexBi-Slide and VXM-1 Controller TheVelmex Bi-Slide is a modular system of positioning stages and hardware that allows to quickly and easily creating a complete multi-axis, high accuracy positioning system with lead screw resolution of 0.00025″, and repeatability of 0.00015″.1The Bi-Slide is designed to accommodate NEMA size 23 and 34 motors which can be used for precise positioning applications.The Bi-Slide can be controlled by a computer by means of suitable interface.
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The major advantages of Bi-Slide are:
? Higher strength to weight ratio – uses hard aluminum alloys and a strong I-beam cross section.
? PTFE bearings deliver much lower friction than metal sliding on metal.
? Operates without lubricant.
? Resistant to impact loads.
? 300 lb load carrying capacity.
The use of this positioning system enabled the tool movement to be controlled by a computer and the system could be automated. Micro tool movement within the micro machining zone was highly crucial for effective machining to take place (Bhattacharyya, Malapati, andMunda 2005).The Bi-Slide that was configured for use with this system can move in the X and Z axis and rotate about the X axis. The tool was mounted on an arm that was securely