BALL BEARINGS AS SENSORS FOR SYSTEMATICAL COMBINATION OF LOAD AND FAILURE MONITORING
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Schirra, Tobias; Martin, Georg; Vogel, Sven; Kirchner, Eckhard
Section: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0306
In modern machine architecture, complex mechanical components guarantee the function of the system. Specific maintenance rates reduce maintenance effort and cost. The combination of load and failure monitoring provide data to establish an individual maintenance rate depending on component specific remaining lifetime. In addition, algorithms can optimise the operation strategy to relieve the weakest components and extend the system lifetime. Adapted ball bearings contain a sensor mechanism depending on the relation of beating load and electric bearing impedance to measure load and failure data.
Keywords: cyber physical systems, self optimising systems, smart products engineering, bearing impedance, load sensor