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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 626;

Integrated Sensor System for Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Cylinders

ZeMA—Centre for Mechatronics and Automation gGmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
Lab for Measurement Technology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
University of Applied Sciences, Saarbrücken, Germany
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 9 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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In this work, a sensor system mechanically integrated in an electromechanical cylinder is presented with the goal of measuring relevant quantities for condition monitoring. The system monitors those parts of the cylinder which are mainly affected by wear processes, i.e., spindle drive and ball bearings. Primarily low-cost MEMS sensors, e.g., for acceleration/vibration, IR emission, and position, are integrated on specially designed ring PCBs which are mounted at the front of the spindle ball screw nut allowing, e.g., the detection of spindle defects.
Keywords: condition monitoring; MEMS; multivariate statistics condition monitoring; MEMS; multivariate statistics
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Helwig, N.; Merten, P.; Schneider, T.; Schütze, A. Integrated Sensor System for Condition Monitoring of Electromechanical Cylinders. Proceedings 2017, 1, 626.

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