Condition monitoring techniques have been successfully applied to detect damaged bearings. However, the signal acquisition and the subsequent processing are typically outsourced to expensive data acquisition boards and complex software, resulting in expensive solutions. As a side effect, the integration of condition monitoring systems in wireless sensor networks can be tough to achieve. Aiming to overcome such issues, a low-cost and small-size electronic module to be placed in the proximity of the bearing to be monitored was developed. The acoustic signal delivered by the bearing is acquired, and the corresponding frequency spectrum is evaluated on-board. Based on that, the developed module automatically detects the presence of defects and notifies the remote controller via a wireless connection only when a fault is detected, thus avoiding the use of data cables whilst minimizing the amount of transferred data. Experimental tests carried out on the proposed system assessed the accuracy of the evaluated frequency spectrum, resulting in an amplitude error within ±0.6%, as well as the fault detection capability in the presence of environmental acoustic noise.
A Low-Cost, Small-Size, and Bluetooth-Connected Module to Detect Faults in Rolling Bearings / Raviola, Erica; Fiori, Franco. - In: APPLIED SCIENCES. - ISSN 2076-3417. - ELETTRONICO. - 10:16(2020), p. 5645. [10.3390/app10165645]
|Titolo:||A Low-Cost, Small-Size, and Bluetooth-Connected Module to Detect Faults in Rolling Bearings|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app10165645|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|