Real-time Measuring and Monitoring of Relevant Parameters in Complex Chain Conveyor Systems

  • Jens Strobel Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
  • Jens Sumpf Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
  • Ralf Bartsch TU Chemnitz | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2454-3328
  • Markus Golder Professorship of Conveying Engineering and Materials Handling, TU Chemnitz
Keywords: continuous conveyor, slide chain, tractive force, strain gauges, measuring chain, inertial measuring unit

Abstract

In continuous conveyor systems with circulating traction mechanisms,
e.g. chains, the kinematic-dynamic movement behaviour of the traction mechanism is of great importance. Force and vibration analyses can be used to detect overloads and other irregularities in the conveying process. This helps to prevent damage that can lead to a complete failure of the conveyor system. Such analyses are particularly interesting for slide chain conveyors with plastic chains, as these react very sensitively to system overload due to limited thermal and mechanical characteristics as well as often a complex track layout. This article shows how accelerations and tractive forces can be continuously recorded, transmitted and analysed by sensors integrated into the chain links. In addition to the discussion of test results, potential applications of the measuring chain are shown.

Published
2020-12-03
How to Cite
[1]
J. Strobel, J. Sumpf, R. Bartsch, and M. Golder, “Real-time Measuring and Monitoring of Relevant Parameters in Complex Chain Conveyor Systems”, innotrac, vol. 1, pp. 64-73, Dec. 2020.
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