6. September 2019

Predictive maintenance strategies for manufacturing

Traditionally, maintenance was done by reactively fixing or replacing parts after they broke down. In addition, preventive maintenance was used by changing and maintaining parts before they could break down. Developments towards Industry 4.0 and advancements in Internet of Things have introduced the concept of predictive maintenance which allows to plan maintenance more efficiently and reduce downtime due to broken parts or due to maintenance work which is not actually needed. Tanel Peet explains more.