System Modelling and Development of Accurate Feeding Control System for Forest Harvester Operation

  • Qingqing HuangEmail author
  • Yang Peng
  • J. H. Liu
  • D. Wang
Conference paper


In order to improve the efficiency of harvesters, the control system of the feed roller precision feeding has been developed and tested (we develop and test a kind of feeding roller control system which can precisely feed). This control system is based on PID control algorithm to research the automatic precision feeding control system of the harvesters. Based on the combination of the accurate automatic feeding requirement with the control process, this paper studied the application of incremental PID control algorithm aiming at automatic precise feeding control. In the experiment, an improved multi-segment adaptive PID control algorithm was proposed based on the feeding results which analyzed with different P, I and D parameters. The experimental results showed that the improved PID control algorithm can achieve automatic and accurate feeding, and its deviation is within the accepted range. This method is well-adapted which can effectively improve the operation efficiency of harvesters. But in following tasks, it is necessary to make further optimization about the characteristics of different tree species and diameter, length etc.


Accurate feed control Control system development PID control 



This research is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (No. BLX2014-03), and Special Fund for Forest Scientific Research in the Public Welfare (No. 201504508).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qingqing Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yang Peng
    • 1
  • J. H. Liu
    • 1
  • D. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of TechnologyBeijing Forestry UniversityBeijingChina

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