Condition monitoring of electronics
The highest levels of availability and lowest failure rates are key requirements for durable and high quality products and main criteria for increasing sustainability. Concepts for condition monitoring are based on the identification and intelligent and efficient recording of relevant system parameters and simultaneous evaluation and calculation of reliability purposes. By means of intelligent interpretation of field data it is possible to determine the condition and the remaining life-time of electrical, electronic and mechatronic systems (E/E/M). As a result, condition based maintenance can be carried out to avoid imminent system failures. In addition, stored data can be further analysed to determine the causes of failures.
Furthermore, the remaining life time of a system can be estimated in field use under varying load with monitoring structures. To achieve permanent condition monitoring, a monitoring unit must be added to the system. Complexity and cost of the monitoring unit has to be balanced due to terms of ecological and economical use.
We provide expertise in the following areas:
- Developing algorithms and models for predicting the reliability of E/E/M systems
- Acquisition and evaluation of measurement data
- Statistical support for the applied methods
- Development and implementation of monitoring structures for a direct, intelligent indication of the condition of an E/E/M system
- Implementation of condition based maintenance
The system evaluation offers the approach for the identification of weaknesses in terms of technology or sustainability. The various system levels are differentiated. The available methods provide the basis for overall system optimisation, taking into account processes of reliability management.