Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in high performance workcenters (with MANDELLI)

Mandelli Sistemi spa, UmbraGroup spa and the University of Bergamo (represented by the CAL) are working together on a project funded by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico РMISE). The aim is the development of a Health Monitoring algorithm for high performance workcenter machines (Figure 1). These systems can be thought as complex CNC machine, that have at disposal various axis that can be actuated in order to operate on the mechanical piece under work. The aims of the project are:

  • Define the key components to be monitored
  • Define and acquire additional sensors (vibration, temperature, …)
  • Characterize the system behavior in the healthy state
  • Define and introduce faults to be diagnosed and acquire relative data
  • Develop the health monitoring algorithms


Figure 1: Schematic of the Y axis of the machine to be monitored (in Italian). The components selected for the monitoring are encircled.