My graduation project is about machine failure prediction or predictive maintenance. I want to know what had been done in this fields, what's similar and what is the different between these projects.

Where can I find data sets about machines failure (ex: sensors read temperature, vibration ...)

I have tried a lot to find some useful links but i can't find any link !


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Take a look at my answer here. Basically, it goes over a primary manufacturing technology that allows collecting data from various machine tools. However, the same MTConnect "standard" can be applied to anything that can be digitally monitored using sensors. Take a look at this "live" (but fake) XSLT stream from a 3-Axis mill.


There was a recent article in the news about predicting when elevators would need maintenance.

... but that's not released data.

If anyone had this sort of data as open data ... you might try NASA. They make a system for tracking aircraft maintenance, and I would assume that they would use it or something similar for tracking their aircraft. (There might be something for spacecraft, but they're more likely tracked per-project, rather than in a unified system).

  • thank you for help .... what's the algorithms used for this?
    – Menna
    Nov 2, 2015 at 21:07
  • @Menna : I have no idea for the elevator one. I'm guessing it's likely a trade secret. Of course, it might also just be based on having enough sensors & knowing what's out of range from normal.
    – Joe
    Nov 2, 2015 at 21:37
  • no i mean for predictive maintenance for general .. thank you
    – Menna
    Nov 2, 2015 at 21:56
  • I'm sure the predictive maintenance just looks at the standard deviation of the data and alerts when the values breach the upper control limit.easycalculation.com/statistics/standard-deviation.php
    – tbm0115
    Dec 9, 2015 at 15:08

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