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Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

, Volume 30, Issue 8, pp 2819–2833 | Cite as

Industrial feedforward control technology: a review

  • Lu LiuEmail author
  • Siyuan Tian
  • Dingyu Xue
  • Tao Zhang
  • YangQuan Chen
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Abstract

In the control field, most of the research papers focus on feedback control, but few of them have discussed about feedforward control. Therefore, a review of the most commonly used feedforward control algorithms in industrial processes is necessary to be carried out. In this paper, in order to benefit researchers and engineers with different academic backgrounds, two most representative kinds of feedforward controller design algorithms and some other typical industrial feedforward control benchmarks are presented together with their characteristics, application domains and informative comments for selection. Moreover, some frequently concerned problems of feedforward control are also discussed. An industrial data driven example is presented to show how feedforward controller works to improve system performance and achieve the maximum economic profits.

Keywords

Feedforward control Industrial application Disturbance rejection Reference tracking Temperature control 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would thank Lam Research Corporation for the on-line data provided. The authors would also thank Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and anonymous reviewers for their useful comments and efforts to improve this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lu Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Siyuan Tian
    • 2
  • Dingyu Xue
    • 3
  • Tao Zhang
    • 2
  • YangQuan Chen
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Marine Science and TechnologyNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Lam Research CorporationFremontUSA
  3. 3.Department of Information Science and EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina
  4. 4.Mechatronics, Embedded Systems and Automation (MESA) Lab, School of EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaMercedUSA

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