Sensors 2012, 12(10), 14068-14083; doi:10.3390/s121014068
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FPGA-Based Multiprocessor System for Injection Molding Control

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Received: 13 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract: The plastic industry is a very important manufacturing sector and injection molding is a widely used forming method in that industry. The contribution of this work is the development of a strategy to retrofit control of an injection molding machine based on an embedded system microprocessors sensor network on a field programmable gate array (FPGA) device. Six types of embedded processors are included in the system: a smart-sensor processor, a micro fuzzy logic controller, a programmable logic controller, a system manager, an IO processor and a communication processor. Temperature, pressure and position are controlled by the proposed system and experimentation results show its feasibility and robustness. As validation of the present work, a particular sample was successfully injected.
Keywords: smart-sensor; sensor network; FPGA; plastic injection molding
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Muñoz-Barron, B.; Morales-Velazquez, L.; Romero-Troncoso, R.J.; Rodriguez-Donate, C.; Trejo-Hernandez, M.; Benitez-Rangel, J.P.; Osornio-Rios, R.A. FPGA-Based Multiprocessor System for Injection Molding Control. Sensors 2012, 12, 14068-14083.

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Muñoz-Barron B, Morales-Velazquez L, Romero-Troncoso RJ, Rodriguez-Donate C, Trejo-Hernandez M, Benitez-Rangel JP, Osornio-Rios RA. FPGA-Based Multiprocessor System for Injection Molding Control. Sensors. 2012; 12(10):14068-14083.

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Muñoz-Barron, Benigno; Morales-Velazquez, Luis; Romero-Troncoso, Rene J.; Rodriguez-Donate, Carlos; Trejo-Hernandez, Miguel; Benitez-Rangel, Juan P.; Osornio-Rios, Roque A. 2012. "FPGA-Based Multiprocessor System for Injection Molding Control." Sensors 12, no. 10: 14068-14083.

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