Experimental evaluation of multiplex penumatic control drive

Yasutaka Nishioka, Koichi Suzumori, Takefumi Kanda, Shuichi Wakimoto

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Pneumatic actuators have several advantages, which are high compliance, light weight, safety, and cheapness. However, a pneumatic system is complicated because of electric wires and air supply lines from solenoid valve and compressor. We aim to simplify pneumatic system and proposed a new control method. The developed pneumatic system which is called multiplex pneumatic system is driven by air resonance vibration remotely witbout electric wires. Valves of the system have different resonance systems inside it each. When many actuators are driven by the valves this system is possible to drive the actuators independently using only one air tube supply. This system will be effective to the pneumatic system having many degrees of freedom. In this paper, in this paper, the experimental evaluation of four prototype valves for independent control is described. In addition tbe independent control of four pneumatic cylinders using a time-sharing method for multi driving is succeeded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 World Automation Congress, WAC 2010
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2010 World Automation Congress, WAC 2010 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Sept 19 2010Sept 23 2010

Publication series

Name2010 World Automation Congress, WAC 2010


Other2010 World Automation Congress, WAC 2010


  • Multi-DOF
  • Pneumatic system
  • Pneumatic valve
  • Resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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