A Framework for Integration of Internet of Things with Minimum Quantity Lubrication System
9 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: February 22, 2019
The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for the integration of internet of things with minimum quantity lubrication system during metal-cutting process, focusing to provide cleaner environment to manpower at shop floor. In last decade, minimum quantity lubrication system was studied and implemented effectively to optimize the metal cutting process at shop floor. Minimum quantity lubrication system was found to be most promising technique with respect to technical, economic and environmental aspects. Internet of things was also implemented in various domains of industry & delivered excellent outcomes. The internet of things has reduced production cost, cycle time and provides assistance to machine operator for improvement method insights. Thus, in this paper, prior research work of eminent investigators related to internet of things and minimum quantity lubrication were discussed and analysed. After review, it was found that if internet of things is integrate with minimum quantity lubrication system then it leads to new research area in the field of smart manufacturing. Internet of things-minimum quantity lubrication (IoT-MQL) integration provides a platform to automatic control the effect of cutting temperature generated during metal cutting process, due to which tool life and productivity affects significantly. This paper briefed an evaluation of manufacturing – socio based manual operation of minimum quantity lubrication system and propose scope for integration of it with internet of things for an economic and an environmental viewpoint. This investigation provides an outline of integration of internet of things with minimum quantity lubrication system. Proposed framework can be used to create an architecture based on lab-scale system with usually accessible, small cost electronic devices like sensors. Micro Electro-Mechanical System is the main base for this integrated framework of IoT-MQL system. This integrated framework represent a kind of key thing for empowering the ‘Smart Factory’ revolution.
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