The maintenance requirements in the industrial sector vary for each organization, leading to diverse approaches in handling equipment upkeep. Despite the differences in maintenance strategies, one universal concern shared by all organizations is the severe impact of unexpected downtime. Recognizing the catastrophic consequences, every organization strives to proactively avoid such disasters. How is this avoidance achieved? Many manufacturing operations adopt the preventive maintenance philosophy, implementing a predetermined schedule of maintenance for every piece of equipment in their fleet. This approach aims to identify potential issues before they escalate into equipment failure, contributing to the extension of equipment life. However, it does come with increased capital investment. Alternatively, organizations are increasingly turning to predictive maintenance, leveraging analytical technologies and artificial intelligence to monitor equipment condition in real-time. This method proves more cost-effective than preventive maintenance and has demonstrated significant improvements across various industries. For an additional breakdown of these two maintenance strategies and how technology contributes to them, read on to the infographic paired alongside this post.
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