Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

A Smooth Switching From Power-Assist Control to Automatic Transfer Control and Its Application to a Transfer Machine

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Hara, S. ; Div. of Electron. & Inf. Eng., Toyota Technol. Inst., Nagoya

Power-assist system technology and its application to manufacturing systems have attracted special interest recently. For example, automobile assembly processes utilizing power-assist systems exist. Many power-assist systems for industrial uses possess simple power-assisting functions only. The transfer of controlled objects is generally processed by another system. This paper proposes a transfer control method for a cart with motor by means of a smooth switching from the impedance control realizing the power-assist to the servo control for automatic transfer. To obtain the smooth switching, this paper utilizes a nonstationary impedance control method whose impedance parameters are time varying. A linear quadratic integral control method based on time-varying feedback gains is also introduced. By considering the setting of the time-varying parameters, the control characteristic is smoothly varied without control input saturation. This method increases the efficiency of control processes and realizes comfortable work for operators. The effectiveness of the method is verified by experiments and simulations

Published in:

Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 1 )