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Multi-step positioning control using a binary digital pneumatic-cylinder system

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This paper presents an analysis of the dynamics of binary digital pneumatic-cylinder systems, which was undertaken to achieve multi-step positioning control. Based on an experimental system and a new algorithm for numerical analysis, the positioning control problem was investigated by means of simulations and experiments under various load conditions. Two methods are proposed to improve the transient response during positioning: timing control and braking control.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Mechatronics Department, Tokyo Engineering University, Katakura 1404-1, Hachioji, Tokyo 192, Japan 2: Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama 2-12-1, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo 152, Japan 3: Department of Control and Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, 30 Changjeon-don, Kumjeong-ku, Pusan 609-735, Korea 4: TC Pneumatics & Hydraulics Co. Ltd., 158 Nanxin Street, Huaiyin, Jinan, Shandong 250022, China

Publication date: January 1, 1997

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