Control system design of a hybrid vacuum-forming machine system

Yan Wang, Zhijian Wang, Nabil Gindy

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Abstract

This paper introduced control system design of a hybrid vacuum-forming machine system (HAVES). The HAVES employed reconfigurable screw-pin tooling instead of traditional dedicated solid tooling to produce components. By adjusting vertical displacement of the screw pins, a wide variety of geometry can be formed. The control system mainly included two control units: unit for screw-pin tooling adjustment and machining and unit for vacuum forming. In each unit, key controlled components were selected and control diagram was described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th WSEAS International Conference on Robotics, Control and Manufacturing Technology, ROCOM '10
Pages113-117
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event10th WSEAS International Conference on Robotics, Control and Manufacturing Technology, ROCOM '10 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 11 Apr 201013 Apr 2010

Conference

Conference10th WSEAS International Conference on Robotics, Control and Manufacturing Technology, ROCOM '10
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period11/04/1013/04/10

Keywords

  • Control system
  • HAVES
  • Hybrid
  • Reconfigurable tooling
  • Screw-pin tooling
  • Vacuum forming

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