Predictive maintenance is one of the main approaches on which Industry 4.0 is based since it aims at reducing unplanned downtime and maintenance costs of industrial machines. In this work, a time-aware clustering-based approach to the analysis of sensor data is presented for the purpose of monitoring the time evolution of the health status of an industrial machine. A possible application of the proposed framework to predictive maintenance is then proposed. As a relevant representative application scenario, the focus is on one of the key machines in a pharmaceutical plant: a freeze dryer. The illustrated procedure allows for carrying out a time segmentation of the properly sensed data. More precisely, the corresponding operational points (associated with features of the sensed data) are clustered using various algorithms, among which density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN) turns out to be the best. The benefits of the proposed approach are: 1) its general nature and 2) the limited amount of needed features that have to be extracted from a single sensor signal. The proposed procedure is attractive when the collected data (e.g., from a single sensor) are not sufficient to build an accurate physical model of the monitored component.

On Sensor Data Clustering for Machine Status Monitoring and Its Application to Predictive Maintenance / Oliosi, Eleonora; Calzavara, Gabriele; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1530-437X. - 23:9(2023), pp. 9620-9639. [10.1109/JSEN.2023.3260314]

On Sensor Data Clustering for Machine Status Monitoring and Its Application to Predictive Maintenance

Oliosi, Eleonora
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Calzavara, Gabriele;Ferrari, Gianluigi
2023-01-01

Abstract

Predictive maintenance is one of the main approaches on which Industry 4.0 is based since it aims at reducing unplanned downtime and maintenance costs of industrial machines. In this work, a time-aware clustering-based approach to the analysis of sensor data is presented for the purpose of monitoring the time evolution of the health status of an industrial machine. A possible application of the proposed framework to predictive maintenance is then proposed. As a relevant representative application scenario, the focus is on one of the key machines in a pharmaceutical plant: a freeze dryer. The illustrated procedure allows for carrying out a time segmentation of the properly sensed data. More precisely, the corresponding operational points (associated with features of the sensed data) are clustered using various algorithms, among which density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN) turns out to be the best. The benefits of the proposed approach are: 1) its general nature and 2) the limited amount of needed features that have to be extracted from a single sensor signal. The proposed procedure is attractive when the collected data (e.g., from a single sensor) are not sufficient to build an accurate physical model of the monitored component.
2023
On Sensor Data Clustering for Machine Status Monitoring and Its Application to Predictive Maintenance / Oliosi, Eleonora; Calzavara, Gabriele; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - In: IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL. - ISSN 1530-437X. - 23:9(2023), pp. 9620-9639. [10.1109/JSEN.2023.3260314]
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