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Foundation of Future High-End Intelligent Manufacturing—Multi-Axis Motion Control and Drive Integration Technology
Prof. Dianguo Xu
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
IEEE Fellow

Abstract: In order to meet the higher requirements of customers, the high-end intelligent manufacturing has become an important theme and a new challenge for nowadays industrial circles. Over the past few decades, a mature distributed architecture of the industrial motion control system, includes a motion controller and several single axis servo drives, has been formed. However, this classic structure also limits the further improvement of the manufacturing equipment performance. Fortunately, the high-performance SoC (System on Chip) controller which embeds several types of classic chips has become a new choice for the system design at present. Base on SoC, the integration of the motion control and drive, both in software and hardware, can be achieved, which can significantly improve the information interchange efficiency and reduce the cost owing to its powerful computational capability, high-speed internal bus and shared memory, and smaller volume. This presentation will introduce the development process of the control structure of nowadays industrial automation equipment in brief, share some practical experiences and slight inspirations of this control-drive integration structure, and discuss about its advantage and design methods.

Biography:  Dianguo Xu (M’97, SM’12, F’17) was born in Heilongjiang, China, in 1960. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China, in 1984 and 1989, respectively.

In 1984, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, HIT as an assistant professor. Since 1994, he has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, HIT. He was the Dean of School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, HIT from 2000 to 2010. He is now the vice president of HIT. His research interests include renewable energy and smart grid technologies, power quality mitigation, power converters and control, wireless power transfer, sensorless vector controlled motor drives, high performance servo system. He published over 600 technical papers.

Dr. Xu is a fellow of IEEE, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He serves as Chairman of IEEE Harbin Section. He has received 21 IEEE Prize Paper Awards including First Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 and Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2017 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He is the recipient of the IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award in 2018.