Structural design of independent metering control systems

A. Sitte
Institute of Fluid Power, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany

J. Weber
Institute of Fluid Power, Technical University Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp1392a26

Ingår i: 13th Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power; June 3-5; 2013; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 92:26, s. 261-270

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Publicerad: 2013-09-09

ISBN: 978-91-7519-572-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper regards to design and examination of electrohydraulic control systems with separate metering edges for mobile applications. Although the idea of individual metering has existed for some time; this promising technology has yet to be applied in field. One reason for the missing prevalence is the lack of understanding regarding the complex control requirements. Furthermore; expected additional expenses regarding components such as valves and transducers hinder the acceptance. This work outlines a systematic analysis of possible circuit concepts. The obtained solution space contains a large number of elements that must be evaluated based on functional and economical criteria. Therefore; it is advantageous to divide the control system into its functional fractions. The clear distinction of the functional fractions enables a systematization of the different drive and control tasks; which then can be combined freely. The selection of appropriate control signals can be supported by the usage of a multivariable system modeling approach. Physical interactions; inherent to electrohydraulic systems; have a strong impact on the behavior of the control loops. By analyzing the coupling elements; conclusions regarding control concepts and structures can be drawn


Electrohydraulic control systems; separate metering; MIMO; valve structures


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