Application of the Hilbert Transform for Diagnostic and Control in Crushing
Journal article, 2020
The performance of a crusher is an essential element in achieving efficient production of aggregates or metals. The process performance depends on the design and configuration of each process equipment, the configuration of the plant, the design of the control and physical properties of the incoming feed. Crushers, however, do not operate in an ideal condition, and as a result, the crusher’ structure, electrical drive and hydraulic system will experience an uneven load during operation.
This paper aims to adapt a Hilbert transform to characterise the pressure variations in actual crushers during operation and to set up potential strategies for quantifying the variation. Two applications are also proposed for how this could be used in operation to compensate for the disturbances from unwanted loading conditions that affect the crusher performance.