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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 623921, 16 pages
Research Article

Consensus Control Design for 360 MN Extrusion Machine Producing Process

1Department of Automation and Tsinghua National, Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList), Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2Fitter Weld Pilot Pipe Plant, Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Company Limited, Chengdu 610092, China

Received 27 November 2013; Accepted 23 January 2014; Published 13 March 2014

Academic Editor: Fuzhong Nian

Copyright © 2014 Chao Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper mainly addresses the issue of 360 MN extrusion machine and focuses on the stabilization control of main table attitude. We will first introduce the problem and then model the extrusion machine. As the machine is a multi-input multioutput (MIMO) and strong coupling system, it is challenging to apply existing control theory to design a controller to stabilize the main table attitude. Motivated by recent research in the field of multiagent systems, we design a consensus control protocol for our system and derive our convergence conditions based directly on Routh stability criterion. The advantages of the design are also demonstrated by numerical simulation.