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RT 060 Training System: Position Control, HSI
Education / GUNT Hamburg / Process Engineering / Fundamentals of Control Engineering /

This compact experimental unit offers every opportunity to learn the fundamentals of control engineering through experimentation on a linear position control system.


  The experimental set-up is mounted on a housing which accommodates all the electronics. A transparent protective cover permits safe observation of the experiments. A carriage can be moved by a DC motor via a toothed belt. The linear positioning is measured by a rotary encoder and delivered as a voltage signal. The output signal from the sensor is sent to the software controller. The output signal from the controller influences the motor current. The motor is automatically shut down if the carriage reaches one of the two end positions.

  The powerful state-of-the-art software is an integral part of the training system, embodying the principle of hardware/software integration (HSI). It enables the experiments to be conducted and evaluated in a user-friendly manner. The software has network capability. The link between the experimental unit and the PC is made via a USB port. 

  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- fundamentals of control engineering based on the

  example of a linear position control system with

  integral control action
- open loop control response
- effects of different controller parameters and

  methods on the response of the closed loop

- recording of step responses 
  * reference variable
- controller optimisation
- software-based controlled system simulation
  * comparison of different controlled system



[1] experimental unit for control engineering experiments
[2] linear position control of carriage with linear drive and gear motor
[3] rotary encoder as displacement sensor
[4] transparent protective cover
[5] 2 microswitches to shut down at end positions

[6] software-based controlled system simulation
[7] process schematic on front panel

[8] networkable LabVIEW software via USB under Windows XP or Windows Vista


Technical Data

DC motor
- transmission ratio: i=50
- speed: 85min-1
- torque: 200Nmm
Travel: max. 300mm
Max. traverse rate: 45mm/s
Scale: 0...300mm
Software controller configurable as P, PI, PID 
- process schematic with controller type selection

  (manual, continuous controller, programmer)
- time functions
- simulation function


Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 600x410x280mm
Weight: approx. 19kg
Required for Operation
230V, 50/60Hz, 1 phase or 120V, 60Hz/CSA, 1 phase
Scope of Delivery

1 experimental unit
1 software package, complete with USB cable
1 handbook: fundamentals of control engineering

   (RT 010 - RT 060)
1 instruction manual for RT 060

Order Details

080.06000  RT 060  Training System: Position Control, HSI