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Development of the controlling speed algorithm of the conveyor belt based on TOU-tariffs

Pihnastyi, Oleh and Khodusov, Valery (2020): Development of the controlling speed algorithm of the conveyor belt based on TOU-tariffs. Published in: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Information-Communication Technologies & Embedded Systems, ICTES 2020 , Vol. 2762, (12 October 2020): pp. 73-86.


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The article considers the synthesis of an optimal discrete control algorithm for the conveyor belt speed, based on the use of Time-Of-Use tariffs. Methods have been investigated that reduce the consumption of electricity required to transport material from the extracted place to the place of processing. It is shown that the uneven distribution of material along the transportation route for long multi-section conveyors leads to a significant increase in the share of transportation costs among the total costs of material extraction. The systems for controlling the flow parameters of the transport system are analyzed to ensure uniform distribution of material along the transport route and reduce the cost of transporting material. It has been demonstrated that energy management methodology is an effective tool to reduce the cost of material transportation. Analyzed the common classes of tariffs using electricity by industrial enterprises, which can be successfully used in the design of control systems for flow parameters of the conveyor line. When synthesizing algorithms for regulating the speed of the belt, the model of primary friction and the assumption of the absence of a stress wave in the belt during instantaneous switching of the speed modes were used. An analytical model of the conveyor is presented in a dimensionless form, taking into account the transport delay. The problem of optimal control of the speed of the conveyor belt at fixed energy consumption for the considered control interval is formulated. The ranges of variation of the model parameters are estimated. An algorithm for optimal regulation of the belt speed using the coefficients Ukraine–TOU periods is synthesized. The influence of the initial conditions on the belt speed control modes is analyzed.

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