The Centre for Automatic Control and Fluid Technique

Centre for Automatic Control and Fluid Technique is the scientific-research unit of the Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering in Kraljevo, dealing with fundamental, applied and development research in the area of machine and process control, robotics and fluid and fluidelectrical components and systems of drives and control, as well as direct services for industrial subjects (testing, elaboration of studies, computer programming, etc.).

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Research and services for industry in the area of:

  • Computer control of machines and processes
  • Process robotization
  • Design of hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems for drive and control
  • Development of control algorithms
  • Identification of parameters and processes
  • Control-based improvement of energy efficiency
  • Remote supervision and control


  • Laboratory for electrohydraulics and electropneumatics
  • Table for testing sanitary security devices
  • Synthesis of control algorithms for hydraulic control systems
  • Synthesis of control algorithms for systems with delays
  • Development of computer controlled universal hydraulic testing table
  • Development of computer controlled pneumatic testing table with proportional technique
  • Development of algorithms of identification for hydraulic and pneumatic systems


  • Equipment for testing the security devices of sanitary equipment
  • Equipment for determining the flow properties of pneumatic valves
  • Equipment for testing the properties of pneumatic actuators
  • Software for modelling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Software for acquisition of data and process control

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International and national projects

International projects:

  1. FP7, Transport EU-Western Balkan Network for Training, Support and Promotion of Cooperation in FP7 research activities, (2009-2010)
  2. IPA, Automotive Training Centre for Central Serbia (ATC), (2011-2012)
  3. IPA, Bridge technical differences and social suspicions contributing to transform the Adriatic area in a stable hub for a sustainable technological development - Adria Hub (2012-2015)

National projects:

  1. Istrazivanje, razvoj i primena metoda i postupaka ispitivanja, kontrolisanja i sertifikacije sanitarne armature i uredaja u skladu s medunrodnim standardima (2004-2007)
  2. Zamena ventilski upravljanih sistema sistemima sa frekventnim regulatorom (2008-2010)
  3. Povecanje energetske efikasnosti postrojenja za proizvodnnju toplotne energije pomocu automatkog upravljanja (2011 -)
  4. Razvoj energetski efikasnog postrojenja za gasifikaciju i kogeneraciju cvrste biomase (2011-)


The most important references

  1. DJ. Dihovicni, N. Nedic, "Simulation, animation and program support for a high performance pneumatic force actuator system", Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol.48,(5-6), ISSN 0895-7177, pp.761-768,(2008)
  2. N.Nedic, LJ. Dubonjic, V. Filipovic "Design of constant gain controllers for the hydraulic control system with a long transmission line" Forschung Ingenieurwesen, Vol.75, No.4 (2011) pp. 231 -242, ISNN: 0015-7899
  3. V. Filipovic, N.Nedic, V.Stojanovic, "Robust identification of pneumatic servo actuators in the real situations" Forschung Ingenieurwesen, Vol.75, No.4 (2011) pp. 183-196, ISNN: 0015-7899
  4. Milicevic, I., Slavkovic, R„ Golubovic, D., Nedic, N., Radonjic, S„ Applications of pc for identification and simulation of kinematics and dynamics in process of design and analysis of industrial robots" Technics Technologies Education Management, Vol.7 (3), (2012), pp. 1201-1211 ISNN: 1840-1503
  5. Vojislav Filipovic, Robust switching control systems with input delay, Studies in Informatics and Control, Vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 411 -420,
  6. 2011.
  7. Vojislav Filipovic, Global exponential stability of switched systems, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (English Edition), Vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 1197-1206, 2011.
  8. Vojislav Filipovic, Robust control of systems over a communication network with queues IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-Papers Online), Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 390-395, 2009
  9. LjubiSa Dubonjic, Novak Nedic, Vojislav Filipovicf, and Dragan PrSic, "Design of PI Controllers for Hydraulic Control Systems," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2013, Article ID 451312,10 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/451312

The most important prototypes, products, services, strategies and methodologies

  • Table for testing sanitary security devices

Services and trainings

  • Courses in the area of maintenance and design of hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Training for PLC programming
  • Training for using the software package for modelling and simulation
  • Training for using the software package for measuring and control
  • Testing of hydraulic and pneumatic components


Prof. Dr. Novak Nedic

Faculty of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Dositejeva 19, 36000 Kraljevo, Serbia

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Tel:   +381 (0) 36 383 377; +381 (0) 36 383 388