Control of The Pretension in Filament Winding Process

Akkuş N. , Genç G. , Girgin C.

Acta Mechanica Et Automatica, cilt.2, ss.75-81, 2008 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: Acta Mechanica Et Automatica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-81


 A tension control system which simulates the effect of tension force in the filament winding machines has been designed and implemented in the present study. Filament Winding (FW) machines are widely used in Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) composite production systems in which they have a pretensioning system to optimize the tension of the fiber during winding process. The precise control of the winding path needs highly mechatronic systems. The designed control system consists of magnetic break, servo motor, a PID control unit, a load cell and a data converter. The tension of the carbon fiber was measured by a load cell and compared to the preset value to keep the tension of the carbon fiber in predefined certain range.