GML1001 Magnetic Levitation System
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GML1001 Magnetic Levitation System

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Magnetic Levitation System

The Magnetic Levitation System (MLS) is composed of an LED light source, an electromagnet, an optoelectronic sensor, amplifier module, an analogue control module, data acquisition card, and a steel ball, etc. Its structure is simple, yet the control effect is very intuitional and interesting. One can easily levitate one or more steel balls in a steady-state position and keep them floating. This system synthesizes main experimental contents in control area and satisfies many experiment requirements such as automatic control, control theory, and feedback system, etc, which are suitable for UG or PG course designs and algorithm research as well. The MLS is a typical non-linear open-loop unstable system. By passing a certain amount of electric current through the electromagnetic winding, it will generate an electromagnetic force. By regulating the electric current in the circuit, the electromagnetic force can be adjusted to be equal to the weight of the steel ball, thus the ball will levitate in equilibrium state. However, this state is an open-loop unstable equilibrium; It is because the electromagnetic force between the electromagnet and the steel ball is inverse proportional to the square of the distance between them. Once the equilibrium state is slightly interfered (For instance, pulsation of the voltage across the electromagnet winding, or vibration around the system, etc), the ball will drop or be gripped by the electromagnetic winding, so the system has to be a closed-loop

Order Includes:

  • Magnetic levitation system main body (AML-MB-1001)
  • Data acquisition card (A-DA-1711)
  • Googol Simulink software experiment platform (S-UP-MAT)
Part Number GML1001
Size (L x W x H) 350mmx 178mm x 376mm
Winding Resistance 13.8ohm
Control Precision 0.1mm
Winding Turns 2450
Winding Inductance 135mH
Winding Dimension Diameter=20 mm, H=94mm
LED Light Source +12V, 1W
Sampling Frequency (AD) 30KHz
Power Input AC220V 50HZ 3A (AC110V Optional)
Weight < 10Kg
Control Range 1~20mm (m=22g, diameter =25mm)
1~15mm (steel ball m=120g, diameter =55mm)
Data Acquisition Card
  • 16 double-ended analogue input channels, 2single-ended analog output channels
  • 16 digital input/output channels
  • 12-bit A/D converter, sampling rate up to 100KHz
  • 1K sampling FIFO buffer on-board
  • Each input channel gain programmable
  • Automatic channel /gain scan
  • Analogue sampling channel voltage range selectable ( + 10V, + 5V, + 2.5V, + 1.25V, + 0.625V)