Copreci’s goal was to develop a new control system for one of its products. Only the theoretical development of the control system was available, the product of a previous research Project, but it had never been tested on a real product. The goal was to go from a theoretical concept to a product capable of being industrialized.
Starting with the client’s original idea, a system was developed that was programmed in Labview and based on a card with FPGA that permitted10 nanosecond control loops. This system was used to validate the proposed technique, and a series of parameters were optimized to improve control..
Once the first phase was completed, a control card was designed based on a PIC microcontroller. The control algorithm was adapted for use by the microcontroller and a pre-series of 25 units were manufactured for demonstration and reliability testing. During a later phase, the hardware design will be optimized to permit the industrial implementation of the system.