An ANN-based temperature controller for a plastic injection moulding system

Khomenko, Maksym, Veligorskyi, Oleksandr, Chakirov, Roustiam and Vagapov, Yuriy (2019) An ANN-based temperature controller for a plastic injection moulding system. Electronics, 8 (11). ISSN 2079-9292

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Abstract

This paper proposes an approach to an ANN-based temperature controller design for a plastic injection moulding system. This design approach is applied to the development of a controller based on a combination of a classical ANN and integrator. The controller provides a fast temperature response and zero steady-state error for three typical heaters (bar, nozzle, and cartridge) for a plastic moulding system. The simulation results in Matlab Simulink software and in comparison to an industrial PID regulator have shown the advantages of the controller, such as significantly less overshoot and faster transient (compared to PID with autotuning) for all examined heaters. In order to verify the proposed approach, the designed ANN controller was implemented and tested using an experimental setup based on an STM32 board.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: plastic manufacturing, injection moulding, temperature control, ANN controller
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2019 15:16
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 15:16
URI: http://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17500

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