Wear indicator for a transmission subsystem

Transport

Context

A clutch component inside a gearbox tended to wear out faster than expected, leading to dangerous situations. Analysing the unit for wear required complete disassembly of the gearbox, which meant high engineering costs and expensive downtime.

Need

A vibration sensor was placed near the clutch component. The customer requested a wear indicator for a clutch component to alert them when it was time to replace the component.

Solution

DiagFit was used to build, based on some healthy clutch component data, a predictive model providing a wear indicator.

Results

The wear indicator made it possible to anticipate a very dangerous level of wear 25 hours in advance. This allows an alert to be triggered and the work order to be programmed to replace the clutch component.