Direct drives with linear motors have been recently attracting the attention of both industry and academia. The main peculiarity of these systems is the lack of mechanical reduction and transmission devices, which makes the influence of some uncertain electromechanical phenomena (e. g., friction, cogging forces, etc.) and load disturbances much more significant than in the case of conventional rotary actuators. This paper describes a control system for a tubular synchronous linear motor based on a sliding-mode control (SMC) and a proportional-integral (PI)-based equivalent disturbance observer. The distinctive peculiarities of the proposed scheme are the use of a control law that guarantees the stability of the system regardless of the payload mass, the adoption of a double boundary layer addressing effectively the harmful effects of static friction, and the introduction of a simple PI-based equivalent disturbance observer that avoids steady-state errors regardless of model uncertainties and external disturbances. The reduced computational cost of the control law, alongside with the introduction of the effective design criteria for the SMC and the disturbance observer, makes the implementation of the proposed approach as simple as standard cascaded linear control schemes using industrial microcontrollers. The aforementioned considerations are validated by extensive experiments.
|Autori interni:||CUPERTINO, Francesco|
|Titolo:||Sliding-Mode Control With Double Boundary Layer for Robust Compensation of Payload Mass and Friction in Linear Motors|
|Rivista:||IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1109/TIA.2009.2027521|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|