Automated control of a dragline using machine vision

Corke, Peter, Hainsworth, David, Winstanley, Graeme, Li, Yumming, & Gurgenci, Hal (1994) Automated control of a dragline using machine vision. In National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, 24-30 November 1994, Sydney Australia.

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The research described in this paper is directed toward increasing productivity of draglines through automation. In particular, it focuses on the swing-to-dump, dump, and return-to-dig phases of the dragline operational cycle by developing a swing automation system. In typical operation the dragline boom can be in motion for up to 80% of the total cycle time. This provides considerable scope for improving cycle time through automated or partially automated boom motion control. This paper describes machine vision based sensor technology and control algorithms under development to solve the problem of continuous real time bucket location and control. Incorporation of this capability into existing dragline control systems will then enable true automation of dragline swing and dump operations.

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ID Code: 32635
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: automation, dragline control systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2010 05:48
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 12:26

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