Non-Contact Strip Speed Measurement using Electrostatic Sensing and Correlation Signal-Processing Techniques

Yan, Yong and Rodrigues, Shaun J. and Xie, Zizhuo (2011) Non-Contact Strip Speed Measurement using Electrostatic Sensing and Correlation Signal-Processing Techniques. Measurement Science and Technology., 22 (7). ISSN 0957-0233. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Accurate and reliable strip speed measurement is desirable in many manufacturing industries for both monitoring and control purposes. This paper presents the recent development in non-contact measurement of strip speed using electrostatic sensors in combination with correlation signal-processing techniques. A pair of metal electrodes is used to obtain signals from the moving strip. The speed of the strip is then determined from the known fixed spacing between the electrodes and the time delay between the two signals. Experimental tests were conducted on a motorized strip speed test rig under a range of conditions. An optical tachometer was used as a reference instrument to gauge the accuracy of the strip speed measurement system. The system design considerations, advantages and limitations are addressed. Results demonstrate that the system is capable of measuring strip speed robustly with a relative error not greater than ±1.8% and a repeatability of 2.5% over the speed range of 0.8 to 10 m s−1.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Strip speed, non-contact measurement, electrostatic sensor, cross-correlation, transit time
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Instrumentation
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: J. Harries
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2011 15:55
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 10:15
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