Adaptive Vibration Condition Monitoring Techniques for Local Tooth Damage in Gearbox

  •  Kobra Heidabeigi    
  •  Hojat Ahmadi    
  •  Mahmoud Omid    


Vibration analysis that is the main conditions monitoring techniques for machinery maintenance and fault diagnosis, in rotating parts of tractor MF-285 for optimizing them is important. Practical experience has shown that this technique in a machine condition monitoring program provides useful reliable information, bringing significant cost benefits to industry. The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between vibration analysis and fault diagnosis tractor gearbox. This was achieved by vibration analysis and investigating different operating conditions of tractor (M-F) gearbox. This gearbox coupled to the electromotor that was initially run under normal operating conditions and its speed was at two levels, 500 and 1000 RPM respectively. Even tooth in a gearbox is alternately meshing and detaching during its operation and the loading condition of the tooth is alternately changing. Hence, the gear conditions were considered to be normal gearbox and worn and broken-teeth gears faults with the aim of fault detection and identification. Vibration data was collected from the inspected gearbox and are used for compare with vibration spectra in normal condition of healthy machine, in order to quantify the effectiveness of the Vibration condition monitoring technique. The results from this study have given more understanding on the dependent roles of vibration analysis in predicting and diagnosing machine faults.


Keywords: Vibration condition monitoring, Gearbox, Fault diagnosis.

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