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Engineering    2017, Vol. 3 Issue (5) : 641 -647
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An Intelligent Non-Collocated Control Strategy for Ball-Screw Feed Drives with Dynamic Variations
Hui Liu1,2,Jun Zhang1,Wanhua Zhao1,2()
1. State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710054, China
2. Collaborative Innovation Center of High-End Manufacturing Equipment, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710054, China

The ball-screw feed drive has varying high-order dynamic characteristics due to flexibilities of the slender screw spindle and joints between components, and an obvious feature of non-collocated control when a direct position measurement using a linear scale is employed. The dynamic characteristics and non-collocated situation have long been the source of difficulties in motion and vibration control, and deteriorate the achieved accuracy of the axis motion. In this study, a dynamic model using a frequency-based substructure approach is established, considering the flexibilities and their variation. The position-dependent variation of the dynamic characteristics is then fully investigated. A corresponding control strategy, which is composed of a modal characteristic modifier (MCM) and an intelligent adaptive tuning algorithm (ATA), is then developed. The MCM utilizes a combination of peak filters and notch filters, thereby shaping the plant dynamics into a virtual collocated system and avoiding control spillover. An ATA using an artificial neural network (ANN) as a smooth parameter interpolator updates the parameters of the filters in real time in order to cope with the feed drive’s dynamic variation. Numerical verification of the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed strategy is shown for a real feed drive.

Keywords Ball-screw feed drives      Varying high-order dynamics      Non-collocated control      Modal characteristic modifier      Intelligent adaptive tuning algorithm     
Corresponding Authors: Wanhua Zhao   
Just Accepted Date: 26 September 2017   Online First Date: 31 October 2017    Issue Date: 08 November 2017
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Hui Liu,Jun Zhang,Wanhua Zhao. An Intelligent Non-Collocated Control Strategy for Ball-Screw Feed Drives with Dynamic Variations[J]. Engineering, 2017, 3(5): 641 -647 .
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