This classic magnetic levitation control problem is now presented in a new and innovative form. A 25mm diameter, hollow steel sphere is suspended in space with visually-appealing results and convenient time constants. Both analogue & digital control solutions are implemented.
Convenient sockets on the enclosure panel allow for quick changes of analogue controller gain and compensation components.
The equipment is self-contained in analogue mode, with built-in power supply. In the digital mode, the system operates within a MATLAB/LabVIEW environment (MATLAB™/LabVIEW™ not supplied) which allows the system parameters to be determined and the system to be modeled.