Intrinsically Safe Pneumatic Amplifier for Mechatronic Systems
G. Belforte, G. Eula, A. Ivanov, A. Manuello Bertetto and V. Viktorov
Dept. of Mechanics, Politecnico di Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 - 10129 Torino – Italy
Received:April 14, 1997Accepted:May 9, 1997Published:August 20, 1997
Keywords:Laminar proportional amplifier (LPA), Intrinsic safety controls, Fluidic-pneumatic control, New control for mechatronics systems, Laminar fluidec elements, Evaluation of laminar-turbulent transition's jets, Prototype's geometry influence on Laminar-turbulent transition of a jet, High-gain proportional fluidic amplifiers
Many applications require the use of maintenance-free, single-version, non-electrical, movement-free, intrinsically safe devices, devices able to be implemented with different fluids. Fluidic elements satisfy these requisites. Fluidic proportional amplifiers are of particular interest, because they proportionally amplify an output signal compared to the control signal. We developed a highgain proportional amplifier that amplifies signals optimally at the output even with very low command signals. This broads the range of applications for these devices as control systems. Our results demonstrate that our element has good operating characteristics.
Cite this article as:G. Belforte, G. Eula, A. Ivanov, A. Bertetto, and V. Viktorov, “Intrinsically Safe Pneumatic Amplifier for Mechatronic Systems,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.9 No.4, pp. 304-309, 1997.Data files: