A mechatronic system applied to wear particle analysis

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Gonçalves, V. D. [UNESP]
Mathias, Mauro Hugo [UNESP]
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This paper describes the development of a mechatronic system for a predictive maintenance grounded on wear particle analysis. The reckoning of wear particles containing in lubricating industrial oils brings the image acquisition system into being. The ISO 4406:1999 standard is a guide to establish the counting and evaluation processes of particles. The system applied to the acquisition and analysis of the data consists of a digital camera, a monocular microscope and an oil filtering system. A computational program was developed with the application of Visual Microsoft C++ in a way to detain the oil sample image from the microscope slide to the computer screen. Quantitative analyses of the wear debris particles bulk are exploited applying a graphical interface that was developed to render the image processing of the sample test. The implemented system has a reachable cost thus it can be applied for schooling goals and for bolstering laboratories of minor industries and medium size companies.
Computational program, Graphical interface, Mechatronic system, Wear particles, Cameras, Computer software, Debris, Image acquisition, Image processing, Mergers and acquisitions, Computer screens, Evaluation processes, Image acquisition systems, ISO 4406, Medium size, Microscope slide, Microsoft (CO), Wear debris, Mechatronics
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Tribologia, v. 27, n. 4, p. 21-28, 2008.