Predictive maintenance is a rapidly expanding industry with connectivity and data collecting possibilities that can propel any firm into the future of factory technology. Predictive maintenance, like preventive maintenance, is a proactive strategy. The fundamental distinction between preventive and predictive maintenance is that predictive maintenance employs condition-monitoring technology to examine asset performance in a more real-time, data-driven manner, therefore identifying possible issues before they arise.
While planned downtime during preventive maintenance can feel inconvenient, it is far better to the unforeseen downtime during reactive maintenance, when costs and duration are unknown until the problem is discovered and treated. Continue reading for more information and how to keep your firm ahead of the curve.