It’s long been known that a reactive approach to industrial control system maintenance is not an ideal strategy. Working from a reactive stance, in which problems are corrected as they occur, results in unplanned downtimes, lost production costs, as well as potentially higher repair costs as problems are not detected early enough to avoid additional impacts.
Moving to a proactive strategy, however, requires technology that can provide insights into control systems and their performance to alert users to the fact that specific maintenance or repairs are needed to keep the system in working order. Full Article
The use of predictive maintenance in manufacturing is not new, but it’s evolving. Staying abreast of the trends is an excellent way to maximize returns on investment.
Here are five things that’ll likely shape predictive maintenance in the coming year.