Smart manufacturing is all about harnessing data, here we will monitor the RPM of a lathe for maintenance.
To better monitor the quality of our machines we need to be able to pull useful data from them. By measuring the RMPs we can monitor for maintenance better than just by counting days sense last replacement, allowing us to replace as needed and not just by a date. Additionally we can see if the machine is operating below expected values. This will allow manufactures to save money, on both replacement parts and maintenance. When our tools function properly, we can ensure a higher quality of production and less waste.
In this project I used a hall sensor to monitor the RMP's of a lathe at the Fuse maker space here in ABQ. The code is written for a particle arogn micro controller. I used a neopixel to display on the bread board, the status of the device. All of the data is sent to a dashboard on adafruit.io, where it is automatically grafted, allowing use to compare changes over time.
Built as a proof of concept