Predictive maintenance is a growing field with options for connectivity and data collection that can thrust any manufacturer into the future of factory technology. Internet of Things (IoT) technology in conjunction with artificial intelligence (AI) can help technicians determine equipment performance. AI can predict when a piece of equipment may malfunction or break down, and this predictive maintenance is being implemented by manufacturers globally.
While the planned downtime in preventive maintenance may be inconvenient and represents a decrease in overall capacity availability, it’s highly preferable to the unplanned downtime of reactive maintenance, where costs and duration may be unknown until the problem is diagnosed and addressed. For more on other technologies and their advantages, continue reading below.