It was indispensable to digitally activate the existing plant, so the client first installed sensors to detect gear breakage. The solution used, Fraunhofer IPT ‘s vBox, processes the sensor signals and sends the data to compacer’s data platform edbic.
The system now measures structure-borne sound, vibration, temperature, torque, current and other data. The system detects, for example, an increased power consumption , which can be a sign of an increased load caused by friction and lack of lubricant. However, the collected and evaluated data can also alert operators of fissures and cracks.
The frequency spectrum and other values are recorded and analysed for outliers in real-time. If an outlier is detected, for example a value indicating a crack, the system logs and alarm and alerts an operator. The staff can then act accordingly and avoid a production standstill.