The Key to Equipment Reliability Is No Secret
So why is predictive maintenance adoption not more widespread?
When it comes to increasing asset uptime, predictive maintenance (PdM) is undeniably superior to post-failure reactive maintenance and routine preventive practices. Today’s increasingly sophisticated PdM technologies predict machine reliability with data-driven precision. For instance, combining condition monitoring sensor data with real-time predictive analytics enables optimally timed actions to avoid the high costs and hazards of equipment failure.
Though falling technology costs and expanding solution options are helping to accelerate PdM deployments, tremendous, transformative opportunities remain to be realized from the digitalized maintenance strategy.
To better understand the challenges, benefits, and plans for PdM in industry today, Manufacturers Alliance partnered with Advanced Technology Services (ATS) to survey 170 leaders in medium- to large-sized companies across product and process manufacturing industries. The research findings are detailed in Predictive Maintenance Strategies Gain Ground: Leaders move to capture productivity gains and data savvy talent.
In addition to confirming widespread interest in deploying PdM, four data points stand out:
The in-depth study dives deeper into these topics and much more. Though progress on adoption is slower than respondents would like, enthusiasm for PdM is abundant, so the report also includes recommendations on how to ease into PdM and simplify further deployments. Considering the clear business value in increasing uptime, productivity, quality and profitability, there is no reason to put it off any longer.
Join a complimentary webinar, Tech, Skills & Strategies to Advance Predictive Maintenance, on July 27 from 2-3 pm ET to hear more information on how to PdM can increase uptime, improve productivity, and reduce costs.
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Director of Operations at Advanced Technology Services
Micah Statler serves as Director of Operations at Advanced Technology Services where he is responsible for the delivery and profitability of reliability-centered maintenance services within the surge support business along with the growth of sensor and machine health monitoring aligned to the ATS Industrial Services ‘Technology First’ strategy. Micah is a graduate of Bradley University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Management and Leadership.