Weigh feeder using steady state input Online publication date: Thu, 01-Sep-2011
by T. Sato
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 41, No. 1/2, 2011
Abstract: The present paper proposes a new method for designing a weigh feeder control system. The model of a weigh feeder cannot be obtained accurately because its dynamic characteristics are time varying and its high frequency vibration modes are not easily identified. In the present paper, a weigh feeder is approximated as a first-order plus integrator system, and a self-tuning controller is designed on the basis of the approximated model to estimate its gain recursively. The purpose of this study is to design a controller to be actually employed in industry. To this end, a controller is assumed to consist of proportional gain for control error and steady state control input. As a result, the proposed controller has a simple structure and its controller parameters can be understood intuitively. Consequently, the proposed design method can be easily adopted in industry. Numerical and experimental results demonstrate its effectiveness.
Online publication date: Thu, 01-Sep-2011
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