An automated gravimetric & PWM based fluid dispensing system with GA parameter fine tuning

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Abstract

In this paper we present a gravimetric and Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) based fluid dispensing technique for a maximum dispense batch of 30kg. In addition, a Genetic Algorithm (GA) Parameter Fine Tuning technique is presented as well. Based on the combination of both techniques, the system is able to dispense up to 50 samples with an accuracy of +/- 2g with the dispensing speed varies between 50 seconds to 60 seconds for a 5.2kg batch within one dispense valve. The reported dispensing technique is based on PWM technique in the dispensing sequence and GA technique in the parameter fine tuning. This technique could overcome limitations of the volumetric dispensing and manual parameter tuning presently applied in the coatings industry. The fast and accurate system which is modularly built out of individual dispense valve is able to handle different fluids with varying viscosity. The working principles of the system as well as its accuracy results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICARA 2009 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jun 2009
Event4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents, ICARA 2009 - Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Feb 200912 Feb 2009

Publication series

NameICARA 2009 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents

Other

Other4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents, ICARA 2009
CountryNew Zealand
CityWellington
Period10/02/0912/02/09

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Sim, E. Y. S., Koh, J. S. P., Tiong, S. K., & Yap, B. K. (2009). An automated gravimetric & PWM based fluid dispensing system with GA parameter fine tuning. In ICARA 2009 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (pp. 166-170). [4803956] (ICARA 2009 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARA.2000.4803956