An Improved Weight Control System for Slender Cigarette Production

  • Zhonghua HanEmail author
  • Xu Yang
  • Kaiyuan Bi
  • Xiaoting Dong
  • Xixian Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 890)


In this paper, a weight control system is developed based on Beckhoff PLC for a ZJ19 cigarette machine, which improved the performance of the existing system, and the control system is also introduced. The system uses the microwave to measure cigarette weight, and uses the digital PID control algorithm to achieve weight control. The system hardware structure is simple, the performance of the system is stable and reliable with quick response set aside the upgrade space. The original machine control system was completely replaced with the designed system to meet the requirements of slender cigarette production precision and the production efficiency and product quality were ensured.


Slender cigarette Microwave measure Weight control PID 



The work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province of China (201602608) and National High-tech R&D Program of China (2015AA043901).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhonghua Han
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xu Yang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kaiyuan Bi
    • 1
  • Xiaoting Dong
    • 4
  • Xixian Sun
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Information and Control EngineeringShenyang Jianzhu UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Department of Digital FactoryShenyang Institute of Automation, CASShenyangChina
  3. 3.Intelligent Detection and Equipment DepartmentShenyang Institute of Automation, CASShenyangChina
  4. 4.Department of Electric EngineeringSichuan College of Architectural TechnologyDeyangChina
  5. 5.Shenyang Jingdaxi Machine and Electrical Equipment Co., LtdShenyangChina

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