Reliable Industrial Insight A Pathway to Predictive Maintenance

PdM implies the reduction of the overall maintenance effort. Inspection is realized in parallel to productive operations, preferably by automatically monitoring critical parameters via sensors. If a potential failure is detected, its root cause can be determined and countermeasures initiated. For such analysis, historical data and live data are utilized. Repair and exchange of worn parts is only done, when actually required, utilizing the full usefulness of individual parts – the so-called remaining useful lifetime (RUL).

When maintenance activities are scheduled, they should be performed quickly and completely. With a known root cause, the right spare parts can be made available just in time on the repair site. That helps to reduce spare part inventory and lead time for spare parts in case of a breakdown.

Even if something unpredictable happened, a so-called Black Swan event, data analytics can help to identify efficient ways to mitigate its consequences. For detected and unpredictable failures, the mean time to recover (MTTR) can be reduced significantly.

Reliable Industrial Insight A Pathway to Predictive Maintenance