chapter  3
66 Pages

MECHATRONICS APPLIED TO WEB FORMING PROCESSES

ByA. P Kjaer, P E. Wellstead

This chapter concerns the problems of modelling, sensing, and identification as they apply to web-forming processes such as paper making, plastics extrusion, cold rolling of steel and coating processes. The focus of the chapter is split between the development of models and algorithms and the application of these ideas to real processes. Two typical processes have been studied:

• A paper making process has been considered with respect to the development of a camera based sensor and associated diagnostic signal processing.