JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 422-429
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0422


Micro Flow Control Valve with Stable Condition Using Particle-Excitation

Daisuke Hirooka, Naomichi Furushiro, and Tomomi Yamaguchi

Deportment of Mechanical Engineering, Kansai University
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

September 21, 2021
January 20, 2022
April 20, 2022
pneumatic control, micro flow control, small-sized servo valve, PZT

This paper proposes a drive principle that aims to improve the control characteristics of a particle-excitation flow control valve capable of continuous air flow control. Aiming at application to a small servo valve, the authors have developed a particle-excitation flow control valve that controls flow rate by separating particles, which act as a valve element, from an orifice that is opened by the oscillation of a piezoelectric element. This paper proposes a method of more finely adjusting the motion of the particles. This method makes it possible to adjust to what degree each orifice opens, thereby refining the control of the flow rate and improving the responsiveness of the valve. Here, the authors produce a prototype, evaluate its characteristics, and confirm its effectiveness.

Basic working principle of micro flow control valve using particle-excitation

Basic working principle of micro flow control valve using particle-excitation

Cite this article as:
D. Hirooka, N. Furushiro, and T. Yamaguchi, “Micro Flow Control Valve with Stable Condition Using Particle-Excitation,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34 No.2, pp. 422-429, 2022.
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