Automated drive of car friction clutch

Application: control of dry friction clutch in automatic mode.

Advantages: increased clutch life; reduction of mental and physical load on the driver; improving the smoothness of the vehicle; increased reliability of the actuator due to the presence of the backup control circuit.

Key features: a hardware/software platform: smart controller Ecomat R 360; electromagnetic propor­tional valve VEP 3121-1 (range of current control – 41 %).

The actuator is a pneumatic diaphragm type (active area of 12 square inches).

Operating temperature range is from –40 to +85 °C;

Range of operating air pressures is from 0.6 to 1.0 MPa.

Developed: chair «Automobiles» Automotive and Tractor Faculty of BNTU, Prof. Dr. Rukteshel O.S., D.Sc. (Doct. Techn. Sci.), Dr. Kusyak V. A., PhD (Cand. Techn. Sci.), Senior Lecturer Filimonov A.A.

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