Figure 1 Induction test rig
Test rig description
The induction motor test rig (Figure 1) mainly includes an induction motor (rated power 4kW) and a DC generator which is mechanically coupled with the motor to provide various loads. A PLC is used to control the speed and load to simulate different operating conditions.
The signals measured from the test rig include, three phase voltage and current, one encoder signal on the motor drive end and two vibration signals on the motor casing, one temperature sensor on the motor casing. All signals are acquired with a 24-bit, 16-channel, synchronous Data Acquisition (DAQ) system at a sampling frequency of 96 kHz.
Typical fault simulation
The test rig can simulate several typical faults, including rotor fault, stator fault, bearing fault, axle fault and combined faults, as shown in Table 1. Furthermore, different operating conditions can be controlled with speed ranging from 0 rpm to 1420 rpm and load ranging from 0% to 100%.
Table 1 Typical fault simulation
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