Development of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Industrial Conveyor Systems
American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 77-82
Received: Feb. 20, 2017; Accepted: Mar. 6, 2017; Published: May 19, 2017
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Okon Nsa Ufot, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Ise Ise Ekpoudom, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Eddie Achie Akpan, Department of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
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Abstract
In many industrial operations, it is essential and desirable that the speed of two or more movable members be synchronized. In this paper, the design of a fuzzy logic controller (FLC) to control the speed of a conveyor belt system of the Champion Breweries Bottling plant is presented. The need to control the conveyor speed is borne out of the necessity to synchronize the conveyor lines speed with the speed of action of all the process machines within the production network. The traditional Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) controllers have some shortcomings that may be eliminated by the use of the more robust fuzzy logic control strategy. However, an accurate mathematical model of the conveyor system was first developed before the development and deployment of the PID controller and the fuzzy logic controller. Comparing the performance indices of both controllers, it was seen that the fuzzy Logic Controller performed better on the conveyor system than the PID controller.
Keywords
Conveyor, Fuzzy Logic Controller, Membership Function, Rule Base, Modelling
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Okon Nsa Ufot, Ise Ise Ekpoudom, Eddie Achie Akpan, Development of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Industrial Conveyor Systems, American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 77-82. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20170203.11
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