Modelling and control of a chain scraper for mining applications

Konferenz: PCIM Europe 2019 - International Exhibition and Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
07.05.2019 - 09.05.2019 in Nürnberg, Deutschland

Tagungsband: PCIM Europe 2019

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Joost, Matthias; Holzke, Wilfried; Orlik, Bernd (Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices (IALB) of University of Bremen, Germany)
Dahlmann, Uwe; Paasch, Willi (Breuer-Motoren GmbH & Ko. KG, Germany)
Raffel, Holger (Bremer Centrum für Mechatronik (BCM) of University of Bremen, Germany)

Optimal transport of loose material is a task in many applications all over the world, especially in mining. Generally, chain scrapers are used for the extraction of coal with AFCs (Armored Face Conveyors). The system consists of a mechanical part and electrical drives fed by power converters. Designing a controller for such a system, with respect to the service lifetime, is not trivial. Models were created for the controller design and a load reducing controller was developed. As the system can not simply be assembled for testing due to its size, a simulation model of a test stand is derived and simulated together with the load reducing controller.