Motion Control Applications
Hot Dip Simulator
Controls motion, heating, cooling and logs data from a 1/10th scale simulator of steel manufacturing facility. Uses PID control to optimize heating and cooling of steel panels.
Bio-sample Biaxial Load Tester
Investigates the mechanical properties of biological and synthetic tissues by stretching samples using a set of four in-plane stepper motors. In this system, load cells monitor the forces applied to the sample, while an overhead camera tracks marker dots on the sample.
Robotic Vial Control System
3-axis robotic system used to pick up and relocate vials from hot to cold plates at an experimental station, containing 1280 vial positions. Up to 16 independent experiments can be run simultaneously.
Magnetic Field Mapper
Acquires, analyzes, and archives 3-D mappings of magnetic field emanating from large cylindrical magnetic probes using in oil wells. Visualizations of fields can be produced from multiple angles with overlay plots from different runs for comparison.