Nederman Insight: Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
The benefits of a proactive predictive maintenance strategy, where work on a piece of equipment is carried out just before it is predicted to fail, are well known; less unplanned equipment downtime so fewer expensive process interruptions, lower total cost of ownership, longer equipment life and better efficiency, as well maintained equipment performs better. However, one downside is that it can be labour intensive where when manual data acquisition needs to be carried out. Of course, an ignored problem often turns into something far worse and ultimately more costly. Ignorance may not be bliss after all.