Tracking control of a conveyor belt

Design and experiments

Mi-Ching Tsai, C. H. Lee

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental setup for a position tracking system that is to control a working table to track a workpiece on a moving conveyor belt, such that the manipulator placed on the working table is able to operate upon the workpiece while the workpiece is still moving. The feedback control employs a reflective-type optical sensor which is placed on the table, to measure the relative positions of the working table and the workpiece. A predictive method to compensate for the effect of sensor output saturation on tracking performance is investigated in detail. The application of this tracking control to industrial production lines to achieve a nonstop work flow may shorten overall manufacturing time, and therefore improve the production efficiency and increase the productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1

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Optical sensors
Feedback control
Manipulators
Productivity
Experiments
Sensors

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 12, No. 1, 01.12.1996, p. 126-131.

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