Automatic Temperature Setpoint Tuning of a Thermoforming Machine using Fuzzy Terminal Iterative Learning Control

Mathieu Beauchemin-Turcotte, Guy Gauthier, Robert Sabourin

This paper presents a new way to design a Fuzzy Terminal Iterative Learning Control (TILC) to control the heater temperature setpoints of a thermoforming machine. This fuzzy TILC is based on the inverse of a fuzzy model of this machine, and is built from experimental (or simulation) data with kriging interpolation. The Fuzzy Inference System usually used for a fuzzy model is the zero order Takagi Sugeno Kwan system (constant consequents). In this paper, the 1st order Takagi Sugeno Kwan system is used, with the fuzzy model rules expressed using matrices. This makes the inversion of the fuzzy model much easier than the inversion of the fuzzy model based on the TSK of order 0. Based on simulation results, the proposed fuzzy TILC seems able to give a very good initial guess as to the heater temperature setpoints, making it possible to have almost no wastage of plastic sheets. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the fuzzy TILC compared to a crisp TILC, even though the fuzzy controller is based on a fuzzy model built from noisy data.

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