Injection velocity control of thermoplastic injection molding via a double controller scheme

Tian, Yu-Chu & Gao, Furong (1999) Injection velocity control of thermoplastic injection molding via a double controller scheme. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 38(9), pp. 3396-3406.

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Injection velocity has been recognized as a key variable in thermoplastic injection molding. Its closed-loop control is, however, difficult due to the complexity of the process dynamic characteristics. The basic requirements of the control system include tracking of a pre-determined injection velocity curve defined in a profile, load rejection and robustness. It is difficult for a conventional control scheme to meet all these requirements. Injection velocity dynamics are first analyzed in this paper. Then a novel double-controller scheme is adopted for the injection velocity control. This scheme allows an independent design of set-point tracking and load rejection and has good system robustness. The implementation of the double-controller scheme for injection velocity control is discussed. Special techniques such as profile transformation and shifting are also introduced to improve the velocity responses. The proposed velocity control has been experimentally demonstrated to be effective for a wide range of processing conditions.

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ID Code: 79599
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Process control, injection modeling, double-controller, process dynamics
DOI: 10.1021/ie980535p
ISSN: 1520-5045
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Dynamical Systems in Applications (010204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (090400) > Process Control and Simulation (090407)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 American Chemical Society.
Deposited On: 19 Dec 2014 01:43
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 10:26

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