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2009 IAS MEETING

The 2009 IEEE IAS meeting is to be held in Houston, TX. The metals and paper industry committies of the IEEE IAS are seeking applicants to participate in their committees. If you are interested in joining send an e-mail to us, and we will get back to you with details on petitioning for membership.

Membership in the IEEE IAS is a proven method of acquiring technical expertise in your area of interest.

ApICS LLC Consultants are industrial automation, process automation, motion control, winder, dancer, bridles, speed, tension, motion, torque, process, web handling, control, controllers, regulators, regulation, systems, dynamometers experts.


Publications

  The following published articles and conference papers provide insight into the technical capabilities of ApICS LLC as a source of state-of-the-art industrial automation knowledge. We hope you enjoy them!

  1. B. T. Boulter, Z. Gao, "Matrix Interpolation Based Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation", Proceedings of 3rd. International Web Handling Conference, pp 280 - 301, Oklahoma State University, June, 1995. (Paper [214 Kb], or abstract)
  2. B. T. Boulter, "High Bandwidth Armature Current Regulation of a Cold-Rolling Mill MG-Set with Parallel 12 Pulse D-C Bridge at Inland Steel ", Iron and Steel Engineer, The Journal of the AISE, pp 52 – 57, December, 1996. (Paper [605 Kb], or abstract)
  3. B. T. Boulter, R. F. Lockhart, "Diameter Sizing of Rolls in Bridles That Utilize Powder Clutches", IEEE IAS Transactions, pp 797-800, May/June 1997. (Paper [104 Kb], or abstract)
  4. B. T. Boulter, "The Effect of Speed Loop Bandwidths on System Natural Frequencies in Multi - Zone Strip Processing Lines", Transactions of the IEEE-IAS, pp 126 - 134 Jan/Feb. 1999, (IEEE IAS Conference Meritorious Paper Award) (Paper [471 Kb], or abstract)
  5. B. T. Boulter, "Tripper Assisted Belt Conveyor Tension Regulation" , Proceedings of the 12th. Annual A-B Automation Fair, Nashville, Tennessee. November 1997, (Best of session award) (Paper [645 Kb], or abstract)
  6. B. T. Boulter, " Improving Bridle Low-Speed Regulation Using Cascaded Current Followers " , IEEE-IAS Transactions, Jul/Aug. 2001, (IEEE IAS Conference Meritorious Paper Award) (Paper [487 Kb], or abstract)
  7. B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part I, Speed Performance ", IEEE-IAS Transactions, Jul/Aug. 2001, (IEEE IAS Conference Outstanding Paper Award) (Paper [111 Kb], or abstract)
  8. B. T.. Boulter, "Estimating Web Strain, Modulus of Elasticity and Loss Torque Using an Extended Kalman Filter", Proceedings of 5th. International Web Handling Conference, pp 287 - 306, Oklahoma State University, June, 1999, (Honorable Mention - Longitudinal Dynamics and Tension Control). (Paper [339 Kb], or abstract)
  9. B. T.. Boulter, Y. Hou, Z. Gao, F. Jiang, "Active Disturbance Rejection Control for Web Tension Regulation", Proceedings of 40th. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando Florida, Dec. 2001,. (Paper [126 Kb], or abstract)
  10. B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part 2, Torque Regulation / Winders", Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Chicago, IL., October 2001 (Paper [199 Kb], or abstract)
  11. B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part 3, Position & Motion Regulation / Control", Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Pittsburgh, PA., October 2002 (Paper [157 Kb], or abstract)
  12. B. T. Boulter, "Winder Unwinder Scheduling Equations" Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Salt Lake City, UT., October 2003 (Report [243 Kb], or abstract)
  13. B. T. Boulter, " Designing a dynamometer Test Stand with an Emulated Gasoline/Diesel Engine Power Source: A White Paper", ApICS LLC Automotive Business Unit Marketing Document (White Paper [63 Kb])
  14. B. T. Boulter, " Designing an Emulated Gasoline/Diesel Test Stand dynamometer to Include Engine Firing Torque Pulses: A White Paper", ApICS LLC Automotive Business Unit Marketing Document (White Paper [61 Kb] )
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