Online Semisupervised Learning Approach for Quality Monitoring of Complex Manufacturing Process

Weng Weiwei, Mahardhika Pratama, Andri Ashfahani, Edward Yapp Kien Yee, Taeseong Kim
2021 Complexity  
Data-driven quality monitoring is highly demanded in practice since it enables relieving manual quality inspection of the product quality. Conventional data-driven quality monitoring is constrained by its offline characteristic thus being unable to handle streaming nature of sensory data and nonstationary environments of machine operations. Recently, there have been pioneering works of online quality monitoring taking advantage of online learning concepts in the literature, but it is still far
more » ... rom realization of minimum operator intervention in the quality monitoring because it calls for full supervision in labelling data samples. This paper proposes Parsimonious Network++ (ParsNet++) as an online semisupervised learning approach being able to handle extreme label scarcity in the quality monitoring task. That is, it is capable of coping with varieties of semisupervised learning conditions including random access of ground truth and infinitely delayed access of ground truth. ParsNet++ features the one-pass learning approach to deal with streaming data while characterizing elastic structure to overcome rapidly changing data distributions. That is, it is capable of initiating its learning structure from scratch with the absence of a predefined network structure where its hidden nodes can be added and discarded on the fly in respect to drifting data distributions. Furthermore, it is equipped by a feature extraction layer in terms of 1D convolutional layer extracting natural features of multivariate time-series data samples of sensors and coping well with the many-to-one label relationship, a common problem of practical quality monitoring. Rigorous numerical evaluation has been carried out using the injection molding machine and the industrial transfer molding machine from our own projects. ParsNet++ delivers highly competitive performance even compared to fully supervised competitors.
doi:10.1155/2021/3005276 fatcat:yydiqsdn3fchtl7csuntqc7mzu