In manufacturing, or any asset-intensive field, downtime and shrinking MTBF (mean time between failures) are the enemies, topped only by outright system failure.
Operations traditionally works to prevent machine failures and predict equipment maintenance to keep costs down. Accurate prediction is the key, but it’s also the toughest part of the job.
A technology revolution is gaining momentum to make this easier. By connecting sensors, devices, and equipment to a network that can transmit and receive data for tracking, analysis, and action enables an entirely different way of doing business.
Today, replacing reactive maintenance with predictive maintenance (PdM) is reducing the cost and disruption of planned maintenance without increasing the unplanned downtime and the phenomenal cost of operations shutdowns.
Although the majority of the data for predictive maintenance originates from operations technology, IT can help with predictive maintenance as well by providing predictive analytics and business data.
Watch this on-demand webinar, sponsored by Dell EMC, to learn how bridging the gap between existing industrial assets and the digital world enables improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) through Predictive Maintenance.