Dynamic response control of swing roller follower system

  • Nurudeen A. Raji
  • Kasali A. Adedeji
  • Joshua O. Olaleye
  • Rotimi O. Ogunleye


This paper studied the design of Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control system for the attenuation of the residual vibration in the swing roller cam-follower system designed for horizontal narrow loom. The dynamic model for the system was developed and the PID controller  coefficients were synthesized to ensure that the follower and beater systems behaved in a desired manner. The controller for the system is designed and implemented on the MATLAB® and Simulink®. Basic concepts of feedback for closed-loop control regulators is used to maintain the system stability and to improve the system’s performance using the classical structure of proportional, integral, and derivative controllers. The performance of the mechanism is assessed according to the extreme residual vibration amplitude value of the working links. The variation in the gains of the derivative controller was found to have substantial influence on the reduction rate of the residual vibration of the mechanism during operation.

Keywords: Cam, mechanism, residual, vibration, modeling, control, feedback.


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