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Ingeniería y Desarrollo

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RAMIREZ, Iván. Design of a tracking controller of a siso system of pneumatic servopositioning. Ing. Desarro. [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.1, pp.74-96. ISSN 0122-3461.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14482/inde.36.1.10940.

Pneumatic systems have many advantages, such as simplicity, reliability, low-cost, long life, etc. making them attractive for rapid development and widespread application, but the complexity of the airflow through the valve port and the friction between the cylinder and piston make it difficult to establish an exact mathematical model and to control the pneumatic system withhighprecision. Experiments were conducted with a 25 mm bore rod-less pneumatic cylinder and a 5/3 way proportional control valve. In this contribution, I propose a nonlinear robust tracking control strategy to solve the tracking problem of the servo pneumatic positioning system. The approach is novel in the sense that it takes into account the nonlinearities inherent to pneumatic servo positioning systems and considers position, velocity and pressure differences in the chambers of the pneumatic cylinder as feedback states. The suggested control strategy is implemented in simulation and on the real system. Experimental results from an implementation on a test ring show a high position tracking control performance.

Keywords : 5/3-way proportional directional control valves; LuGre friction model; nonlinear systems; pneumatic servo positioning system; tracking control design; tracking error.

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