Dr. David Siegel, Predictronics CTO, won the "Henry and Sallie Pusey Best Paper Award" during the 2016 Machine Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) Conference held at the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH on May 24-26, 2016. The winning paper is entitled "A Peer-based Health Monitoring Approach for Rolling Element Bearings - A Steel Manufacturing Case Study" and is co-authored by Predictronics colleagues Dr. Edzel Lapira and Dr. Shanhu Yang.
The paper describes a case study that focuses on a slightly different scenario, in which there are over 300 rolling element bearings that are to be monitored in a steel manufacturing facility without any reference baseline measurement and in which only acoustic sound measurements can be made. The proposed approach combines well understand signal processing and feature extraction methods (envelope analysis, cepstrum, frequency band analysis) with a peer-to-peer distribution based health monitoring approach.
More information about the Best Paper Award can be read here: http://www.mfpt.org/HonorsandAwards/Pusey.htm