Condition monitoring (CM) is an important application in industry for detecting machine failures in an incipient stage. Based on sensor data, computational intelligence methods provide efficient solutions for the analysis of high dimensional process data with the ability to detect and predict complex condition states. IOT gateways are affordable devices with the allow to implement data ingestion and data analytics task on an edge device providing the possibility to implement condition monitoring in real-time on the device.
In this work, we present an experimental bench for the sensorization of a hydraulic installation based on IOT gateways in order to detect several blocking states in a hydraulic pump and to avoid the cavitation problem. The experiments of 15 different blocking conditions yield a novel dataset with process sensor information for the described problem. The dataset is analyzed from a data curation point of view to find a meaningful categorization of fault conditions, which are feasible to be implemented in a condition monitoring system. We use an exploratory data analysis approach, which is based on principal component analysis provides data visualization of the 15 blocking conditions of the experiment, and allows us to decide on a proper fault categorization by detecting clearly separated data groups.