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

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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.

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Author(s): Chin C, Wheeler C, Quah S, Low T

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2nd International Conference on Computing, Control and Industrial Engineering

Year of Conference: 2011

Pages: 1-6

Publisher: IEEE