G. Mihalev, H. Stoycheva. Synthesis of a Linear Quadratic Controller for Vibratory Bowl Feeder

Key Words: Vibratory bowl feeder; LQR controller; robust analysis.

Abstract. In this paper, a synthesis of the LQR control unit for a vibratory feeding and orientation module is presented. The device representing the control object is considered as a two-mass resonating system. In the presence of parametric uncertainty, a linear model of the system in state space is produced. A robust closed-loop analysis has been accomplished, showing the robust quality and robust stability of the system provided by the LQR controller.