Research Area:  Machine Learning
With the rapid development of artificial intelligence and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies, intelligent predictive maintenance (IPdM) has received considerable attention from researchers and practitioners. To efficiently predict impending failures and mitigate unexpected downtime, while satisfying the instant maintenance demands of industrial facilities is very important for improving the production efficiency. In this article, a self-attention based Perception and Prediction framework, called DeepHealth, is proposed for the instant IPdM. Specifically, the framework is composed of two submodels (i.e., DH-1 and DH-2), which are respectively utilized to perform the health perception and sequence prediction. By operating the framework, the proposed models can predict the health conditions via predicting the future signal samples, thereby completing the instant IPdM. Considering the potential temporal correlation in time series, we deploy an enhanced attention mechanism to capture global dependencies from the vibration signals, and leverage the long- and short-term sequence prediction of sensor signals to support instant maintenance decision-making. On this basis, we conduct a destructive experiment based on the IIoT-enabled rotating machinery and construct a balanced industrial dataset for model evaluations. Extensive experiment results show that the proposed solution achieves good prediction accuracy for instant IPdM on the automatic washing equipment and Case Western Reserve University datasets.
Author(s) Name:  Weiting Zhang; Dong Yang; Youzhi Xu; Xuefeng Huang; Jun Zhang; Mikael Gidlund
Journal name:  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  ( Volume: 17, Issue: 8, Aug. 2021) Page(s): 5461 - 5473
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9216077