Maintenance is an important yet costly activity in many industries. Increasing the efficiency of maintenance processes is a key priority and offers a lot of opportunities. How? By shifting from a reactive to a proactive way of working.
Predictive maintenance techniques are designed to help to predict the optimal timing to perform service of your machinery. This approach promises cost savings over routine or time-based preventive maintenance as it finds the balance between too frequent maintenance checks and expensive breakdowns. This especially applies to companies that operate machinery, equipment, and vehicles that need periodic repairs.
Another benefit of predictive maintenance is the improvement of customer service. Issues at products used by customers can be anticipated before they occur. This process can prevent customer dissatisfaction and improve retention.
Predictive maintenance can be applied in a wide range of contexts in various industries. In a business context, it is used to identify technical problems at the customers’ side and offer technical solutions before the customer would complain. In a more operational context, it is used to get a better understanding of the maintenance time frame and quality of repairs of different components of a machine.