When is the perfect time to perform maintenance on production systems? Maintenance is often performed reactively, if faults occur, or on the basis of experience. However, reactive maintenance cannot prevent machine failures and could potentially result in significant downtimes. In the worst-case scenario, spare parts are not ordered until the fault has actually occurred, leading to longer waiting times.
Intelligent systems detect errors faster and offer concrete suggestions for solutions for minimising downtime and production rejects. Predictive maintenance, i.e. a proactive approach to machine and system maintenance, will therefore become increasingly important in future.