Intelligent Fault Catcher


This is the intelligent system developed by FLAIR using AI, Edge Computing, IIoT and 5G technologies to analysis the current condition of a machine/equipment for monitoring its health condition and predicting its failures.

Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

In many industries, especially manufacturing and public utilities, unexpected machine/equipment’s failures will cause economic loss, interruption of the entire production process, services suspension, and even safety problems. Using advanced technologies, FLAIR is developing an Intelligent Fault Catcher – a Prognostic and Health Management system for industrial equipment.

  • Anomaly/Fault detection using Gaussian mixture model and bidirectional LSTM
  • RUL prediction using GRU/LSTM autoencoder
  • Interactive dashboard for equipment and system monitoring
Key impact
  • The system helps avoid unplanned interruptions to the production process while optimizing utilization and increasing profitability. In addition, the maintenance time can be shortened, the maintenance cost can be minimized, and the overall productivity can be optimized
  • System with Elevators
  • Health monitoring for machine with movable parts


  • Hong Kong Short Term Patent Application No: 32023068412.0
  • PRC Patent Appliaction No: 202310165356.X

The Hong Kong Industrial Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Centre (FLAIR) is established by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) at the Hong Kong Science Park and is part of AIR@InnoHK, which is one of the two world-class research clusters being established by InnoHK Clusters of the HKSAR Government, to support Hong Kong in developing into an international innovation and technology hub.

FLAIR aims to engender synergy and achieve a clustering effect by attracting top-notch local, Mainland and overseas research institutions to engage in research collaboration. It will also actively approach private enterprises and industry associations for consultation and solicit their involvement in FLAIR’s work to ensure its industry orientation in addressing major R&D problems encountered by the industries in AI adoption.

As the sole founder, HKPC works together with RWTH Aachen Campus of Germany, the major collaborator of FLAIR, by bundling their strengths and repertoire of resources in technical expertise, networks, innovation and patents etc. to set up the FLAIR and support its operation.

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