You’ve heard the hype and it all sounds very impressive. But what is predictive maintenance and what is it best used for?
For optimal performance, all factory machinery needs to be maintained and companies often have maintenance agreements in place, usually with the original machine manufacturers or their approved service network. Whilst useful, these agreements are largely service-interval schedules, which don’t take into account actual usage and so do little to prevent unplanned downtime. This is the widely-used preventative and reactive maintenance model: