Basic Study of Degradation Test for Magnetic Contactors and Reliability Centered Maintenance

Ryu, Haeng-Soo;Han, Gyu-Hwan;Yoon, Nam-Sik

  • Published : 2007.12.31


The mechanical endurance is the critical characteristic of Magnetic contactors (MCs), which are widely used in such industrial equipments as elevators, cranes, and factory control rooms in order to close and open the control circuit. Testing time, however, is so long in most cases that some method of reducing the testing period is required. Therefore, the degradation test by the detected vibration of MCs is developed to reduce the testing time in this work. The degradation test data are analyzed and the prediction model is provided. Also, the possibility of this technology for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) will be shown. This will reduce the period of the product development and raise the reliability of the equipment in power distribution.


Degradation test;LabVIEW;Magnetic contactor;Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)


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