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Control Experiments

ABS

ABS - Antilock Braking System 

  • Laboratory model of one wheel ABS system
  • Velocity range from 0 to 50 km/h
  • Slip control under different road conditions
  • Rapid prototyping of realtime control algorithms (no C code programming)
  • Full integration with MATLAB/Simulink. Operation in realtime in MS Windows
  • Simulink models and teaching manuals included
  • Library of pre-programmed control algorithms

The behavior of real Antilock Braking Systems can be demonstrated in the ABS lab-set by simulation for various road conditions and transitions between such conditions (e.g. when emergency braking occurs and the road switches from dry to wet or vice versa).


3D Crane

3D Crane 

  • Three dimensional laboratory model of industrial crane
  • Highly nonlinear MIMO system for realtime experiments
  • Integration with MATLAB and Simulink for realtime controller generation
  • The software enables rapid prototyping of realtime control algorithms: no C code writing is required
  • Movement in three perpendicular directions
  • Equipped with dedicated system of sensors - unique 2-D angle measuring unit
  • Visualization of complex nonlinear algorithms
  • Delivered with basic controllers library and Getting Started teaching manual.

The 3D Crane is a laboratory system imitating an industrial gantry crane. The size of the model is customizable and can be as large as 3x3x3 meters. The crane is controlled via computer and can move independently in three perpendicular directions.


Modular Servo

Modular Servo 

  • Laboratory model of servo system compound with different modules
  • Modules to demonstrate: inertia, backslash, damping, elasticity and friction
  • Rapid prototyping of realtime control algorithms (no C code programming)
  • Full integration with MATLAB / Simulink. Operation in realtime in MS Windows
  • Simulink models and teaching manuals included
  • Library of pre-programmed control algorithms

The modular servo has been designed as an integrated environment for the analysis of digital servo control systems and synthesis of control algorithms. The system comprises several hardware units and software. The DC MOTOR MODULE can be coupled with several other modules by timing belts.


Truck 2 Truck 1

Truck in the Test Bench 

  • Laboratory model of an Off-Road Truck in the test bench
  • Rapid prototyping of realtime control algorithms
  • Immediately applicable Graphical User Interface
  • Basic control algorithm included
  • PWM Signals used
  • Manual control or user defined RPM profiles
  • Friction/Stiction effects analyzable
  • RPM range from 0 to 600 rpm
  • Expandable for use with Matlab/Simulink
    • Runs in realtime under Simulink
    • No Realtime-Workshop needed
    • Basic Simulink models and users manual included

With this Off-Road Truck laboratory model the behaviour of a real test bench system may be demonstrated by using user-defined controllers and their parameters. Mechanical components like gearbox, cardan joint, driveshaft and differential gear are available and their effects to the system dynamic may be analyzed. The laboratory model is ready-to-use and comes with a USB I/O box which allows the exchange of analog and PWM signals between the development environment/graphical user interface and the Truck.


Wheel Loader

Wheel Loader in the Test Bench 

Two Control Loops in one Experiment

  • Laboratory model of a Wheel Loader in the test bench
  • Rapid prototyping of realtime control algorithms
  • Immediately applicable Graphical User Interface
  • Basic control algorithm included
  • PWM signals used
  • Friction/Stiction effects analyzable
  • Manual control or user defined RPM profiles
  • RPM range from 0 to 400 rpm

optional:

  • Position control of the drag as integrating system visualizable
  • Manual control or user-defined lifting profiles
  • Friction/Stiction effects analyzable
  • Positioning range from 0 to 150 mm
  • Expandable for use with Matlab/Simulink
    • Runs in realtime under Simulink
    • No Realtime-Workshop needed
    • Basic Simulink models and users manual included

With this Wheel Loader laboratory model the behaviour of a real test bench system may be demonstrated by using user-defined controllers and their parameters. Mechanical components like gearbox and lifting spindle are available and their effects to the system dynamic may be analyzed. The laboratory model is ready-to-use and comes with a USB I/O box which allows the exchange of analog and PWM signals between the development environment/graphical user interface and the Wheel Loader.