Condition monitoring of electric motor driven mechanisms is of great importance in industrial machines. The knowledge of the actual health state of such components permits to address maintenance policies which results in better exploitation of their actual operational life span and consequently in maintenance cost reduction. In this paper, we exploit the way electric cams are implemented on the vast majority of PLC/Motion controllers to develop a suitable condition monitoring procedure. This technique relies on computing the higher-order differences of the current absorbed by slave motors to get signals that do not depend on a priori knowledge of the cam trajectory and of the mechanism nominal model. Subsequently, we will use these data in the Model-of-Signals framework, to gather information on the mechanism’s health condition, which in turn can be used to perform predictive maintenance policies. The differenced signal is modelled as an ARMA process and the model capabilities in condition monitoring are then shown in simulation and experimental application. Besides, this framework allows exploiting the edge-computing capabilities of the machinery controllers by implementing recursive estimation algorithms.

Condition monitoring of electric-cam mechanisms based on Model-of-Signals of the drive current higher order differences

Matteo Barbieri;Roberto Diversi;Andrea Tilli
2020

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Condition monitoring of electric motor driven mechanisms is of great importance in industrial machines. The knowledge of the actual health state of such components permits to address maintenance policies which results in better exploitation of their actual operational life span and consequently in maintenance cost reduction. In this paper, we exploit the way electric cams are implemented on the vast majority of PLC/Motion controllers to develop a suitable condition monitoring procedure. This technique relies on computing the higher-order differences of the current absorbed by slave motors to get signals that do not depend on a priori knowledge of the cam trajectory and of the mechanism nominal model. Subsequently, we will use these data in the Model-of-Signals framework, to gather information on the mechanism’s health condition, which in turn can be used to perform predictive maintenance policies. The differenced signal is modelled as an ARMA process and the model capabilities in condition monitoring are then shown in simulation and experimental application. Besides, this framework allows exploiting the edge-computing capabilities of the machinery controllers by implementing recursive estimation algorithms.
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