ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 26-29, 2011
Reactivation of a six-degree-of-freedom impact machine using Programmable Logical Control (PLC) is presented. The output from the machine is the history of accelerations collected from accelerometers attached at the testing article and a load cell mounted at the rubber pad where the impact occurs. Readings of the acceleration and impact force are sent to a PC for analysis through a data acquisition device (USB 6251) and Labview software provided by National Instrument (NI). Result shows that the machine can repeatedly generate an impact force up to eleven Gs. Demonstration of the project can be used as one of labs in the courses of Automation and Controls and Introduction to Robotics.
Original Publication Citation
Lin, C. Y. (2011). Reactivation of a six-degree-of-freedom repeated impact machine using programmable logical controller (PLC). Paper presented at the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Lin, Cheng, "Reactivation of a Six-Degree-of-Freedom Repeated Impact Machine Using Programmable Logical Controller (PLC)" (2011). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 111.