Perhaps one of the most overlooked challenges within the business world, particularly for businesses with a major manufacturing operation, is determining the right maintenance cadence for equipment. Does sticking to the status quo and scheduling regular preventive maintenance make the most difference? Or should your business go against the grain and invest into predictive maintenance systems for the sake of maximizing maintenance resources and reducing unexpected downtime? Preventive maintenance is the most common approach to maintaining the health of equipment in any manufacturing operation. This strategy is predicated on performing routine maintenance to every piece of equipment in an organization’s fleet at predetermined intervals throughout the calendar year. This strategy disregards whether or not a piece of equipment requires maintenance and schedules the maintenance based on equipment age, run-time, and any other preexisting conditions. Certainly not the most efficient in regard to maintenance resources. The newer alternative to this strategy is much more resource efficient as predictive maintenance has become the clear favorite in efficiency. Namely because these systems are meant to let the equipment do the maintenance requesting. Through interconnectivity with the Internet of Things, these systems are able to collect, interpret and analyze different performance data to indicate when a piece of equipment will require maintenance rather than guessing. than guessing. If your business was hoping to maximize its maintenance resources in any capacity, consider low-or no-maintenance technologies such as those discussed in the infographic embedded alongside this post. Check it out for additional information.

Low Or No Maintenance Industrial Machinery provided by FLEXIM, an organization offering exceptional products such as their liquid flowmeters