Maintenance Makeover

Abstract:Equipment maintenance can be a very costly issue to address for organizations. In the past, organizations have relied on preventative maintenance and maintenance schedules to keep their equipment up to par, but preventative maintenance leans heavily on the use of past data, such as previous failure times or manufacturer's recommendations. A new strategy, predictive maintenance, can give organizations a step up in allowing them to predict when maintenance will be needed and act accordingly. Six steps to enact a predictive maintenance model are establish maintenance objectives, get a condition monitoring program, install smart systems and sensors, find a computerized maintenance management system, carry out data mining and develop business …

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I appreciate the insights in this article. Taking advantage of predictive maintenance should be in the interest of Management, Ops, Finance and Maintenance personnel. Too often, the financial negative impact of machine downtime is seen as an uncontrolled cost of doing business when in actuality, predictive and preventive actions provide direct bottom line benefits.
--Paul Satryb, 01-02-2018

I will be sharing this with our maintenance manager.
--John Elwer, 12-12-2017

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