The main purpose of this paper is to evaluate the two energy saving position control strategies for AC drives valid for a wide range of boundary conditions including an analysis of their energy expenses.
For energy demands analysis, the optimal energy control based on mechanical and electrical losses minimization is compared with the near-optimal one based on symmetrical trapezoidal speed profile. Both control strategies respect prescribed maneuver time and define acceleration profile for preplanned rest-to-rest maneuver.
Presented simulations confirm lower total energy expenditures of energy optimal control if compared with near-optimal one, but the differences are only small due to the fact that two energy saving strategies are compared.
Developed overall control system consisting of energy saving profile generator, pre-compensator and position control system respecting principles of field-oriented control is capable to track precomputed state variables precisely.
Energy demands of both control strategies are verified and compared to simulations and preliminary experiments. The possibilities of energy savings were confirmed for both control strategies.
Experimental verification of designed control structure is sufficiently promising and confirmed assumed energy savings.
The authors wish to thank the Slovak Grant Agency KEGA for support of research grants 027ŽU-4/2020 and 001ŽU-4/2020.
Ftorek, B., Saga, M., Orsansky, P., Vittek, J. and Butko, P. (2021), "Energy consumption optimization for AC drives position control", COMPEL - The international journal for computation and mathematics in electrical and electronic engineering, Vol. 40 No. 3, pp. 309-324. https://doi.org/10.1108/COMPEL-10-2019-0429
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