While their options may have been more limited in years past, more and more organizations that operate in the manufacturing industry have come to understand that sometimes less maintenance can be better for their equipment. While this may seem counterintuitive, the truth is that under preventative maintenance strategies, many pieces of equipment will receive care that they don’t actually need but were scheduled for all the same. Predictive maintenance strategies, on the other hand, minimize the need for excess maintenance and reduce the time and costs associated with them. With PdM, you’ll never perform too many maintenance checks. By using a data-based approach, you’re “listening” to the machine and allowing measured data to indicate when it’s due for maintenance. You’ll spend less time and money on service each year. This will also reduce the operational costs of any organization. In order to ensure these strategies work as they’re meant to, organizations need to implement the predictive maintenance technologies that are compatible with their machinery. For more information on those technologies and if they’re the right fit for your business, please take a moment to check out the infographic paired alongside this post.
Low Or No Maintenance Industrial Machinery provided by FLEXIM, an organization specializing in steam flow measurement