Utilization of acoustic signals with generative Gaussian and autoencoder modeling for condition-based maintenance of injection moulds

Georg Ørnskov Rønsch, Iván López Espejo, Daniel Michelsanti, Yuying Xie, Petar Popovski, Zheng-Hua Tan

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Abstract

Predictive and condition-based maintenance is given more and more attention to further optimize the utilization of manufacturing and production equipment. Utilizing acoustic signals for equipment monitoring and condition-based maintenance has been proven effective in many applications. Many manufacturing and production setups consist of multiple alike machines (e.g. within injection moulding) where it would be beneficial to use the same monitoring setup and configuration on all machines. Based on an industrial application within injection moulding (using five different injection moulds), a methodology is proposed utilizing acoustic signals from injection moulds combined with generative Gaussian or autoencoder modeling. To improve the generalization ability of generative modeling to moulds not seen at training time, a simple yet effective model adaptation is proposed, which only requires a few faultless moulding cycles at runtime/test time. The best results are obtained using the Gaussian model, where area under the curve values close to one are achieved when employing a model adapted to the specific mould at test time to detect abnormal situations like mechanical-defective moulds (loose latch lock) and the need for lubrication. The proposed framework is light in terms of computation and makes the setup implementation practically feasible in a real industrial context with multiple similar machines.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Volume37
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)438-453
Number of pages16
ISSN0951-192X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Acoustic signal processing
  • Industry 4.0
  • autoencoder
  • injection moulding
  • machine learning
  • predictive maintenance

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