TARLETON, E.S. and HANCOCK, D.L., 1995. The adaptation of mechatronic principles to the design and control of the filter cycle. IEE Conference, Innovations in Manufacturing Control Through Mechatronics (Colloquium), Gwent College, Newport, Wales, 22nd November 1995.
A mechatronics approach has been employed to improve the performance of a solid-liquid
separation device. The basic principles of the ‘chematronics’ task are described with reference to
a computer controlled, pilot scale, pressure leaf filtration rig capable of measuring in-situ solids
concentration profiles. By combining suitable sensors, transducers and control software it is
shown how data can be acquired to correctly control and monitor all aspects of the filter cycle and
yield a flexible apparatus capable of operating in a number of modes.