Design, Modeling and Experimental Testing of Magnetic Levitation System for Conveyance Applications

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Author(s)Chin C, Wheeler C, Quah S, Low T
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Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference Name2nd International Conference on Computing, Control and Industrial Engineering
Conference LocationChina, Wuhan
Year of Conference2011
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Pages1-6
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A novel magnetic levitation conveyor system consists of a linear synchronous motor and a hybrid electromagnetic levitation system was designed and built. The linear synchronous motor for propulsion was constructed using non-contact digital commutation while the hybrid electromagnetic levitation system was implemented using two permanent magnets and electromagnets for vertical levitation. The proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller was coded using PIC18F4520 microcontroller to control the air gaps of a non-linear hybrid electromagnetic levitation system. The responses of both simulation and experiment show some agreement as the magnetic levitation and propulsion are both achievable in the proposed design.
PublisherIEEE