Preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance
Predictive maintenance predicts when a machine will need maintenance. Preventive makes repairs before a fault occurs.
Turning machines, in addition to turning, perform a number of ancillary operations, which need great efficiency in order to produce at their best and with high precision.
Most companies use preventive maintenance, i.e., the machine is inspected and any repairs are carried out before a fault occurs.
However, preventive maintenance may not be sufficient to prevent unexpected failures. In this case, predictive maintenance may be the best solution.
What is predictive maintenance?
Predictive maintenance is a maintenance technique that uses data and analysis to predict when a machine will need maintenance.
This technique is based on collecting data on machine conditions, such as temperature, vibration and pressure, which are analysed to identify possible future problems.
Predictive maintenance prevents breakdowns in a timely manner and reduces maintenance costs.
What are the benefits of predictive maintenance for machines?
Predictive maintenance offers numerous benefits, including:
- Reduced downtime
- Predictive maintenance allows problems to be identified in a timely manner and necessary repairs to be made before a failure occurs. This reduces downtime and ensures continuous line operation.
- Reducing maintenance costs
- Predictive maintenance allows necessary repairs to be made in a timely manner and prevents costly breakdowns. This reduces long-term maintenance costs and increases machine life.
- Increased operational efficiency
- Predictive maintenance allows problems to be identified and necessary repairs to be made before a fault occurs. This ensures efficient line operation and increases productivity.
Predictive maintenance vs preventive maintenance
Predictive maintenance is often confused with preventive maintenance, but there are some important differences between the two techniques. Preventive maintenance involves the regular maintenance of machines, regardless of their state. Predictive maintenance, on the other hand, relies on collecting data on the condition of the machine to predict when maintenance will be required.
Preventive maintenance is a useful practice to reduce breakdowns and keep machines in good condition. However, predictive maintenance offers several advantages over preventive maintenance. Predictive maintenance allows problems to be identified early and necessary repairs to be made before a fault occurs. This reduces downtime and ensures continuous line operation.
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