Remote Labs Repository

Title: Ball and beam system (advanced)
Description: The system consists of two different subsystems: the ball and beam itself and a motor with a gear wheel, which is connected to the first module through a level arm. The beam consists of a steel rod in parallel with a nickel-chromium wire-wound resistor forming the track on which the ball is free to roll. Measuring the voltage in the steel rod provides the position of the ball in the beam. The control objective of this system is to move the ball to the desired position in the beam. For this purpose, two measurements are taken (the position of the ball and the angle of the motor), and the control signal is applied to the motor. The advanced version of this lab allows uers to program their own controllers instead of just using the PID implemented in the basic version.
Author(s): MarĂ­a Guinaldo
Download: application/java-archive ejs_BallBeamAdv.jar