Feedforward for flexible systems with time-varying performance locations

M.J.C. Ronde, J.D.J.M. Bulk, van den, M.J.G. Molengraft, van de, M. Steinbuch

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Increasing demands for higher throughput in high-performance motion systems, e.g. waferstages or pick-and-place machines, lead to more aggressive motion profiles (higher accelerations), a stiffer design and/or larger wafer sizes (higher mass). Therefore, larger actuation forces are required, which puts stricter demands on actuators, amplifiers and cooling. However, this design paradigm has reached the boundary of its scalability. Therefore, the next generation of high-performance motion systems are designed to be lightweight. For this class of systems the location where the tool operates, e.g. the area to be exposed or component to be placed, is constantly varying. Due to the lightweight design and the changing position of the performance output location, the system dynamics to be considered for feedforward are changing as well, i.e. the flexible modes are observed differently. This paper presents a model-based feedforward method for flexible systems with time-varying performance locations. This method is experimentally validated on a two-mass setup with flexible shaft.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC 2013), 17-19 June 2013, Washington DC, USA
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-0178-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0177-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), June 17-19, 2013, Washington, DC, USA - Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 201319 Jun 2013


Conference2013 American Control Conference (ACC 2013), June 17-19, 2013, Washington, DC, USA
Abbreviated titleACC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Internet address

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