Tension control of a winding machine for rectangular coils

Wen, Peng and Stapleton, Cary and Li, Yan (2008) Tension control of a winding machine for rectangular coils. In: ICARCV 2008: 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, 17-20 Dec 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Abstract

This paper introduces the design and testing of tension control prototype systems to minimise these tension variations, which includes a fluidic muscle powered take up arm, a fluidic muscle wire accumulator and felt pad. First the model and their limitations for existing tensioning systems are identified. Then, they are theoretically analysed in simulations. The simulation results show that the acceleration and deceleration of the wire due to the changing wire path length causes a cyclic tension fluctuation. An online tension sensor verified the predictions of the model. The key for a successful design is to remove tension variations. We propose to add a wire flattening machine which includes an accumulator and tensioning device, and replace the conventional pneumatic cylinder powering the accumulator with a fluidic muscle. The simulation shows that the new prototype system almost doubles the winding speed with a tolerable tension fluctuation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proof version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Yan Li
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 05:18
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: tension control; winding machine; rectangular coil; analytical models; coils; control systems; fluctuations; machine windings; power system modeling; prototypes; system testing; wire
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080110 Simulation and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090601 Circuits and Systems
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics > 010303 Optimisation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/ICARCV.2008.4795843
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4809

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