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Monitoring and Controlling of a Real-Time Ball Beam Fuzzy Predicting Based on PLC Network and Information Technologies

Suppachai Howimanporn, Sasithorn Chookaew, and Chaiyaporn Silawatchananai
Department of Teacher Training in Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract—Information and communication technology are essential for infrastructure development. Therefore, control communication plays an essential role in enabling control in changing working conditions such as environment and target position values directly affecting quality and efficiency. This research presents the application of information technology to display and control the position of Ball Beam that easily detestably. Fuzzy logic controller estimation when changing target position compared to calculating the PID controller gain using mathematical equations. This research uses a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) employing communication (M2M) network communication technology using the MQTT protocol to display real-time control results. Based on the MATLAB control simulation and experimental results demonstrating the efficacy of the control signal using fuzzy logic, the control result was better at start-up and steady-state than using the display and control with PID controller. MQTT from the test results of PLC network communication and MQTT use found that it can be applied to control applications very well.
Index Terms—MQTT, automation, programmable logic controller, fuzzy logic, ball beam

Cite: Suppachai Howimanporn, Sasithorn Chookaew, and Chaiyaporn Silawatchananai, "Monitoring and Controlling of a Real-Time Ball Beam Fuzzy Predicting Based on PLC Network and Information Technologies," Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-8, February 2022. doi: 10.12720/jait.13.1.1-8

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