A Self-Tuning Regulator by Using Bacterial Foraging Algorithm for Weight Belt Feeder

  • Behnaz Zare
  • Seyed Mohammad Ali Mohammadi
  • Mohammad Kiani
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 250)


Industrial palnts are always exposed to environmenal changes and different disturbances. So producing a controller that can adapt with environmental changes and disturbances is an important issue. The weight belt feeder used in this research is a typical process feeder that is designed to transport solid materials into a manufacturing process at a constant feedrate and this feedrate should be controlled by a controller. A method to produce a controller with the ability to adapt with environmental changes is design and implementation of an indirect self-tuning regulator. At the end we can conclude that using this controller with an advanced heuristic algorithm based on bacterial foraging makes the performace of the system better.


Adaptive Control Indirect Self-Tuning Regulator Weight belt feeder bacterial foraging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Behnaz Zare
    • 1
  • Seyed Mohammad Ali Mohammadi
    • 1
  • Mohammad Kiani
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentShahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran

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