Modern advances in technology are enabling manufacturers to streamline production processes and innovate at a faster rate than ever to meet the demands of a fast-moving market. While speed may be the name of the game, a breakdown or failure can bring everything to a halt. That’s where predictive maintenance comes in to play.
You probably have some type of maintenance plan in place already, and it’s likely a preventive approach. Preventive or predictive maintenance are how most companies do industrial maintenance — and both are vastly superior to the third alternative — reactive maintenance, which essentially is addressing a piece of machinery only after it breaks down. For more on predictive maintenance and its advantages, continue reading below.