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Journal of Vibration Testing and System Dynamics

C. Steve Suh (editor), Pawel Olejnik (editor),

Xianguo Tuo (editor)

Pawel Olejnik (editor)

Lodz University of Technology, Poland


C. Steve Suh (editor)

Texas A&M University, USA


Xiangguo Tuo (editor)

Sichuan University of Science and Engineering, China


A Low Cost Device for Excessive Vibration Detection in Electric Motors

Journal of Vcibration Testing and System Dynamics 2(3) (2018) 239--247 | DOI:10.5890/JVTSD.2018.09.004

M. Sundin$^{1}$, A. Babaei$^{2}$, S. Paudyal$^{2}$, C. Yang$^{2}$, N. Kaabouch$^{1}$

$^{1}$ Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7165, USA

$^{2}$ Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8359, USA

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Health monitoring and fault diagnosis are essential to ensuring reliable operation of machinery in industry. In this paper, we present the design of a low cost device for sensing mechanical vibrations and detecting excessive vibration. Advantages of the device nclude cost effectiveness and simplicity of the design. Piezoelectric-based sensor, light emitting diodes, resistors, and liquid crystal display, and an Arduino board are the main components of the device. The effectiveness of designed device was tested on simple lectric motors, such as fan and drill motors. This vibration measurement device can be used to monitor machinery health by detecting unwanted oscillations and subsequent potential hazards.


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