Application of LIM in flexible manufacturing systems

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Abstract

The authors describe the design and construction of a physical model of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs) incorporating a linear induction motor (LIM) as the drive for a materials handling system. The control of the linear induction motor system is provided by an adjustable frequency drive which is connected to a microcomputer through a binary coded decimal interface. The model is used to evaluate the performance of this application and to demonstrate the advantages of this system over the existing materials handling systems. Methods of air gap control, speed control, and power supply are analyzed to determine suitable provisions in the design of FMSs incorporating LIMs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConf Proc Fourth Ann Can Program Control Autom Technol Conf Exhib
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Proceedings: Fourth Annual Canadian Programmable Control & Automation Technology Conference & Exhibition - Toronto, Ont., Canada
Duration: Oct 12 1988Oct 13 1988

Other

OtherConference Proceedings: Fourth Annual Canadian Programmable Control & Automation Technology Conference & Exhibition
CityToronto, Ont., Canada
Period10/12/8810/13/88

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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