Repair machines before they break: This makes predictive maintenance possible.
But how exactly does predictive maintenance work?
Where are the differences to conventional maintenance methods?
How easily can predictive maintenance measures be implemented in a company?
For decades, companies have relied on the ‘classic’ forms of maintenance and repair. Reactive maintenance, in which machines were only repaired if they were defective. Preventive maintenance with maintenance at fixed intervals to reduce the risk of failure, and condition-based maintenance, in which the actual condition of machines was monitored thanks to condition monitoring and machines were only serviced when it made sense.
But the procedures had weak points….