Control System Trainer
(MC111)
  • Learning control concepts, sensors, and signal processing.
  • Make comparisons between digital and analog sensor functionalities.
  • Familiarize with the linear and PWM motor drive.
  • Familiarize with the positive and negative feedback.
  • Learning the closed loop position and control speed.
  • Controlling the digital controllers.
  • Determine the velocity feedback
  • Electronic unit:
    • USB2 interface
    • 2 channel A/D input
    • 2 channel analogue and PWM D/A output
    • 4 channel A/D instrumentation interface
    • Sweep function generator 0.1 Hz – 5 Hz, sine square & triangle
    • 2 variable attenuators
    • Variable DC signal
  • Supply
    • 220V AC 50/60 Hz
  • Control System Trainer (MC111)
  • Hard copy user manual
  • Control System Trainer Software
  • Laboratory PC

Control system trainer facilitates the investigation of control system principles through a servo mechanism, including a DC motor, various sensors, and both analog and digital controllers. It introduces trainees to transducers and signal processing fundamentals. The trainer provides trainees with a lot of tests up to 24 tests covering basic to advanced control concepts.

  • The training system introduces trainees to the concepts of control, sensors, and signal processing.
  • The training system incorporates various types of controllers, including both analog and digital controllers.
  • The trainer is equipped with real mechanical parts which enables trainees to engage directly with them.
  • The digital controller in this system integrates an embedded processor.
  • The trainer is equipped with an onboard generator for sine, square, and triangle waves.
  • The trainer provides interactive software to facilitate trainee engagement.
  • All necessary test instrumentation is conveniently integrated within the software, such as: four channel real-time data logger and bar-graph display, voltmeter, frequency counter and transfer function analyzer.
  • The trainer offers trainees a comprehensive array of tests, encompassing up to 24 tests that span from fundamental to advanced control concepts such as: Operational amplifiers, Analogue transducers, Motor & eddy current brake characteristics, Positive and negative feedback, Gain and stability, Velocity feedback, Following error etc.
  • The training system comprises of two main units as:
    • Mechanical unit
    • Electronic unit

Mechanical unit

  • The mechanical unit features a power amplifier driving a DC motor, linked to a set of transducers and an adjustable eddy current brake.
  • Digital encoders are openly constructed for visual inspection of functionality, alongside a calibrated precision input potentiometer.
  • There is also an LCD meter that measures the rotational speed. with internal test signals for easy functional checks.
  • It features a permanent magnet motor providing an armature current signal output.
  • A tacho generator facilitating speed sensing.
  • Incorporating a magnetic eddy current brake.
  • Input and output potentiometers enable manual adjustment.
  • A two-phase incremental shaft encoder, utilizing a six-bit Gray code, offers precise positional feedback.
  • The power amplifier supports both linear and pulse-width modulation (PWM) control methods for versatile operation.

Electronic unit

  • Analog-to-digital converters and PWM drive components are included for signal conversion and precise control.
  • The unit's front panel displays a comprehensive block diagram, accessible via 2 mm sockets, facilitating quick configuration and connection of instrumentation blocks.
  • LEDs on the panel indicate output signals from the digital encoders, aiding in monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • A function generator module offers sine, square, and triangle wave output signals for versatile testing and experimentation purposes.
  • The electronic unit consists of a printed circuit board incorporates a comprehensive control system with a front panel featuring:
    • Four input error amplifiers.
    • A PID analog controller equipped with independent gain adjustments.
    • Dual time-constant integrators to manage complex control strategies.
    • LED displays to visualize encoder signals for real-time monitoring.
    • An embedded microprocessor housing multiple control algorithm.