Machine condition monitoring plays an important role in industry to ensure the continuity of the process. This work presents a simple and yet, fast approach to detect simultaneous machinery faults using sound mixture emitted by machines. We developed a microphone array as the sensor. By exploiting the independency of each individual signal, we estimated the mixture of the signals and compared time-domain independent component analysis (TDICA), frequency-domain independent component analysis (FDICA) and Multi-stage ICA. In this research, four fault conditions commonly occurred in industry were evaluated, namely normal (as baseline), unbalance, misalignment and bearing fault. The results showed that the best separation process by SNR criterion was time-domain ICA. At the final stage, the separated signal was analyzed using Instantaneous Frequency technique to determine the exact location of the frequency at the specific time better than spectrogram.
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