Ball & Beam Trainer
  • Familiarization with unstable closed-loop systems.
  • Enhancing the fundamental principles of control methods.
  • Learning ideal methods to control the position of the ball.
  • Demonstration of the sensors and actuators used in the system.
  • Enhancing the following modeling topics:
    • First-principles derivation
    • Transfer function representation
    • Linearization
    • Model validation
  • Learning the multiple loops and PID control method.
  • Ball and Beam Trainer (MC102.03)
  • Hard copy user manual
  • Rotary Servo Base Unit (MC102)

The ball and beam trainer is a benchtop educational unit that introduces trainees to the fundamental and intermediate principles of controls. And to teach automatic control with Ball and Beam training unit. The trainer also introduces numerous control methods relating to unstable closed-loop systems. The trainee can use it to illustrate actual control difficulties, such as how to control an aircraft roll. The Rotary Servo Base Unit receives the Ball and Beam trainer.

  • The ball and beam trainer introduces trainees to the fundamental and intermediate principles of controls.
  • The trainer consists of:
    •  Beam with a resistor,
    • Forming the track on which the
      metal ball is free to roll.
  • The training unit produces a voltage inversely proportional to the position of the ball, and the track functions as a potentiometer.
  • The unit's built-in precision aids in producing the precise, consistent findings needed for trainees.
  • The unit is integrated with the power unit and the plant is assembled and prepared for control.
  • The training unit is fully compatible with MATLAB®/Simulink®.
  • Rich graphical user interface in the getting started programmer provides an immediate user experience.
  • The benchtop trainer is made of aluminum chassis with expertly built components. And dependable stainless-steel rod in a machined aluminum housing
  • The trainer fastens to the rotary servo base unit and enables adjustment of the beam's tilt angle.