The Principle of the Complex Systems of Container Pneumatic Transport Using Multi-Purpose Switch Throwers

  •  Yuriy Lobotskiy    
  •  Valerii Khmara    
  •  Alexandr Kabyshev    
  •  Albert Dedegkaev    


This article discusses issues related to the testing process automation of the technological processes in enterprises involved in concentrating, metallurgical and other processing industries and the construction of complex distributed systems of container pneumatic transportation. The structure of such systems includes automatic loading and unloading devices for the transport containers and automatic switch throwers for directional changing the routes of laden and empty transport containers. All these devices belong to the class of robotic mechanisms, automatic control of which is usually provided by the microprocessor control system. The implementation of optimal control of such devices in the microprocessor control system is performed by consistent receiving the information signals, based on which and taking into account the previous state, the control system generates the control commands. In this regard, the control system shall be able to process in real time a large amount of input data and have an internal memory of sufficient depth. It is shown that the construction of complex systems, pneumatic transport of container is possible based on various combinations of universal switch throwers built on the modular basis.

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