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What does Predictive Maintenance mean?

Predictive maintenance (PM) is seen as a further development of previous classic maintenance strategies. Here, machine data is continuously collected, processed and analyzed in order to provide operators with concrete information about the condition of the component, system or machine. Plant operators benefit greatly from predictive maintenance. By reducing or eliminating unforeseen downtimes and associated production bottlenecks, productivity increases. Maintenance and service costs are reduced, production quality and planning reliability increase.

Predictive maintenance is currently the most discussed and questioned maintenance-repair-overhaul strategy. A recent study conducted by the World Economic Forum and the consulting firm Accenture shows that the hopes placed in PM are not unjustified. Maintenance costs fall by almost 30 percent. According to the study, unplanned downtimes are reduced by 70 percent. Predictive maintenance is an important component in an Industry 4.0 environment.


Predictive Maintenance with our Partner SH-Tools

SH-Tools – Industrial and machine digitalization
We analyze and digitalize physical measurement data in industry, decentralized in an all-in-one data collector for preventive maintenance.
Sub-assembly units are monitored and digitalized via web app and software.
The freely configurable ToolBox 4.0 is able to process almost all physical measured variables. We offer an open system with various rest API.

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Key Facts

  • Optimum utilization of resources
  • Minimization of your downtime costs
  • Avoidance of unplanned machine failures
  • Uninterrupted monitoring 24/7
  • Data transfer to secure cloud
  • Reduction of operating and maintenance costs
  • Optimization of maintenance strategy
  • Increase of planning reliability
  • Simple user interface
  • Machine wear detection
  • Alarm when limit values are exceeded
  • Active maintenance calendar (based on machine running times)
  • Digital documentation