Articles

  • Web Position Sensor Overview
    An overview of the web position sensor technologies is provided in this article.
  • Adaptive Control of Web Guides
    Web guides are mechanisms that are used in roll-to-roll material processing machines to control the…
  • Web Guides Selection and Installation Tips
    How to pick the correct web guide for any application is discussed in this article.
  • Accuracy, Precision, Linearity, and Resolution in Web Guiding: Understanding the Terminology
    Accuracy, precision, linearity and resolution as it related to web guiding is discussed in this article.
  • Web guides or web guiding systems overview
    An overview of web guides or web guiding system is discussed in this article.
  • Web guiding system: Why, What, Where and How?
    Flexible materials, often called webs, are used in wide variety of manufacturing processes to create…
  • Fiber optic web edge sensor
    A web edge sensor is disclosed. The web edge sensor has a light source directing light incident to an…
  • Method for adaptive guiding of webs
    A method of adaptive guiding of a web on a roller is disclosed. The method includes computing an output…
  • Hedging Point Policies for Multi State Failure Prone Manufacturing Systems
    In this paper we consider a single-product single-machine manufacturing system, with the machine…
  • Modeling and Control of Web Transport in the Presence of Non-Ideal Rollers
    In roll-to-roll processes the presence of non-ideal elements, such us out-of-round or eccentric rollers…
  • Adaptive Feedforward Based Control Strategy for Attenuation of Periodic Tension Oscillations in Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
    Periodic oscillations in the tension signal are frequently observed in roll-to-roll manufacturing due to…
  • On the Governing Equation for Web Tension with Out-of-Round Rolls
    In roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing the presence of non-ideal elements, such as out-of-round or…
  • On-line Optimization-based Coordination of Multiple Unmanned Vehicles
    The objective of this work is to investigate on-line optimization-based coordination strategies for…
  • Hierarchical Optimization Strategies for Deployment of Mobile Robots
    In this paper, we integrate model predictive control (MPC) and mixed integer linear programming (MILP)…
  • A Hierarchical Optimization Approach for Cooperative Vehicle Networks
    This research presents a control algorithm for the cooperative control of unmanned mobile robots. The…
  • A Hierarchical Optimization Algorithm for Cooperative Vehicle Networks
    In this paper, we combine model predictive control (MPC) and mixed integer linear programming (MILP)…
  • Governing Equations for Web Tension and Web Velocity in the Presence of Nonideal Rollers
    Since rotating machinery is used to transport flexible materials (commonly known as webs) on rollers, it…
  • Modeling and Analysis of a Rotating Turret Winder in Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Systems
    The process of manufacturing products using roll-to-roll (R2R) methods involves unwinding of thin,…
  • A New Laser-based Sensing System for Monitoring and Control of Webs
    A new laser based sensing system for measuring the velocity of the web is proposed in this paper. The…
  • Optimal Control of Web Guides Using a New Fiber Optic Edge Sensor
    This paper discusses the development of a linear quadratic optimal control algorithm for web guides, and…
  • Fiber-Optic Sensor for Web Velocity Measurement
    The design and development of a new fiber-optic sensor for measuring the velocity of a continuous…
  • A New Sensor for Web Flutter Measurement
    A new sensor for web flutter measurement is proposed in this paper. The sensor is based on the principle…
  • Interaction in Decentralized Control Systems: Application to Roll-to-Roll Systems
    A procedure to analyze interaction in an experimental roll-to-roll system that uses a decentralized…
  • Modeling, Analysis and Control of Print Registration in Roll-to-Roll Printing Presses
    Print registration in roll-to-roll (R2R) printing process is investigated in this dissertation. Print…
  • Analysis and Minimization of Interaction in Decentralized Control Systems With Application to Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
    Analysis and minimization of interaction in multivariable systems employing decentralized controllers…
  • Modeling and Control of a Rotating Turret Winder Used in Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing
    In this paper, winding issues in an industrial R2R printing press using a rotating turret winder are…
  • Design of Delay Independent State Feedback Control for Roll-to-Roll Printing Applications
    Control of print quality (registration) in roll-to-roll (R2R) printing is challenging because of the…
  • Model Reference Adaptive Control of Web Guide
    The term web is used to describe materials which are typically manufactured in a roll-to-roll manner. A…
  • Interaction Analysis of Control Systems Employed in Roll-to-Roll Printing
    Roll-to-roll (R2R) machines have been extensively used to manufacture a wide variety of consumer…
  • A Fiber Optic Sensor For Web Edge Detection
    A laser based fiber-optic sensor was proposed in our previous work. The sensor developed was based on…
  • Decentralized Control of Print Registration in Roll-to-Roll Printing Presses
    Roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing is a type of continuous manufacturing process extensively used to…
  • A Novel Edge Sensor for Web Guiding
    Existing edge sensors use the concept of blocking/unblocking for measuring web lateral position. The…
  • Web Flutter Measurement Sensor
    A novel sensor to measure web flutter is proposed in this letter. The sensing principle is based on…
  • Modeling Print Registration in Roll-to-Roll Printing Presses
    Roll-to-roll (R2R) printing is a continuous process in which thin flexible materials such as paper are…
  • Design and Development of a New Edge Sensor for Web Guiding
    Existing edge sensors use the concept of blocking/unblocking to determine web lateral position. The most…
  • Fighting the Fear of Change and Innovation

    Does your company have a fear of change?

  • Innovation: Company Culture or Go-To Word (Part 2)

    Innovation.

  • Innovation in Manufacturing : Company Culture or a Go-To Word?

    Innovation. This word is prominent in most industrial websites, a go-to word in nearly every company…

  • New Web Edge Sensor Technology for Web Guiding

    Faster speeds and thinner materials… these are two of the most important trends the nonwoven industry…

  • The Impacts of the Latest Developments in Sensing Technology

    Every generation has a revolution and for years U-shaped sensors were the standard in edge sensing…

  • Optimal Web Guiding
    This paper presents an optimal web guiding strategy based on the dynamic analysis of the lateral web…
  • A New Web Edge Sensor for Guiding Applications
    An introduction to the revolutionary web edge sensor technology is outlined in this article. The sensor…