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Design and Application of Inspection Robot Control System Based on Motion Controller

This paper introduces a new motion control system for inspection robot, which can be used to detect and track turbine blades effectively. In the long-term operation process of steam turbine in nuclear power plant, it will not only bear the problems of high temperature and high pressure caused by rotor rotation, but also have to bear the additional stress caused by vibration caused by rotation. These problems may cause damage to the steam turbine rotor, which have a big hidden danger of safety. Therefore, it is important to inspect and evaluate equipment condition frequently. In view of the progress of robotics research, it is suggested to develop a control system of steam turbine rotor autonomous detection robot, in which the DMC-2143 motion controller is used as the control unit of the whole system, the servo motor is the execution unit, and the PC is the support unit. Then, according to the task needs, relevant detection tools are equipped to detect any defects that may exist on the turbine blades. Finally, the defect information is forwarded to the robot's controller for subsequent maintenance work. The fully developed robot was experimentally evaluated on a real-world turbine blade, and the results obtained were very promising. The whole system has significantly improved the inspection quality and efficiency of the turbine rotors in the nuclear power plant, and ensures the safe operation of the turbine rotors in the nuclear power plant.

Motion Control, Inspection Robot, Automatic Detection

APA Style

Zhao Wei, Wang Keqing. (2022). Design and Application of Inspection Robot Control System Based on Motion Controller. Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems, 10(3), 41-48.

ACS Style

Zhao Wei; Wang Keqing. Design and Application of Inspection Robot Control System Based on Motion Controller. Autom. Control Intell. Syst. 2022, 10(3), 41-48. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.20221003.12

AMA Style

Zhao Wei, Wang Keqing. Design and Application of Inspection Robot Control System Based on Motion Controller. Autom Control Intell Syst. 2022;10(3):41-48. doi: 10.11648/j.acis.20221003.12

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