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JRM Vol.25 No.4 pp. 718-725
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2013.p0718
(2013)

Paper:

Development of an Air Balancer Applying Passive Dynamic Control

Yasuhiro Minamiyama*1, Yuki Gomi*2, Takanori Kiyota*3,
and Noboru Sugimoto*4

*1Kurume National College of Technology, 1-1-1 Komorino, Kurume, Fukuoka 830-8555, Japan

*2First Carbody System Engineering Department, AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd., Japan

*3The University of Kitakyushu, Japan

*4Meiji University, Japan

Received:
February 4, 2013
Accepted:
April 20, 2013
Published:
August 20, 2013
Keywords:
inherently safe design, pneumatic systems, power assist, material handling
Abstract

Passive Dynamic Control (PDC) is a new type of mechanical system control method based on inherently safe design. It uses passive elements (braking effort) with variable characteristics positively. In this paper, PDC is applied to a material handling device, and a PDC air balancer is developed using a Magneto-Rheological (MR) brake and a torque sensor. Its control performance depends on the operation of the MR brake, not on the operation of air pressure. Compared with similar conventional devices, PDC air balancer is used with heavy objects for intuitive operation with lower highly-safe actuating force.

Cite this article as:
Y. Minamiyama, Y. Gomi, T. Kiyota, and <. Sugimoto, “Development of an Air Balancer Applying Passive Dynamic Control,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.25, No.4, pp. 718-725, 2013.
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