A New Modular Control Board for Pulse-Jet Cleaning of Dust Collector Filter Bags

  • L. Carosso Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • D. Gaiki Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • S. Bertoldo Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5318-1085
  • M. Allegretti Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0785-6958
Keywords: pulse jet baghouse, pulse jet electro valve, pulse jet cleaning, electro valve actuator, remote monitoring bag house, AC electro valves control, DC electro valves control, prototypal timing system


This work presents a timing system modular control board to be used for pulse-jet cleaning of dust collector filter bags or pneumatic conveying systems. Many systems of this kind are already available on the market but only some of them have the ability to operate in full range alternating current power supplies. The presented versatile and innovative control board can control the electro valves, either the ones operating with alternating current and those in direct current (since they are both used in the industrial plants). For the same reason, the designed prototype system can be powered with different voltages, widening the number of potential industrial applications. The electronic board has as main advantage the ability to fully automate the cleaning cycle. It can drive many electro valves simultaneously since it is possible to connect more control boards together if needed. It also allows the user to separate the control section of the system from the section dedicated to the actuation of the electro valves. The electro valves can be controlled from a PC terminal via ethernet. The work describes the adopted solutions and the steps made for the design of the entire prototypal modular board, with particular focus on the innovative timing system.


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