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An apparatus for predicting a fault condition for a machine is disclosed. The machine has a plurality of parameters being dependent upon machine performance. A sensor connected to the machine produces an electrical signal in response to one of the plurality of machine parameters. A computer produces a data trend of the parameter in response to the electrical signal, calculates the duration and slope of the trend, and predicts the time period in which the trend will exceed the warning level.

Title
Method and apparatus for predicting a fault condition
Application Number
8/870113
Publication Number
5950147
Application Date
June 5, 1997
Publication Date
September 7, 1999
Inventor
David R Schricker
Dunlap
IL, US
Jagannathan Sarangapani
Peoria
IL, US
Agent
David M Masterson
Assignee
Caterpillar
IL, US
IPC
G05B 23/02
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