Predictive maintenance is a growing field with options for connectivity and data collection that can thrust any manufacturer into the future of factory technology. Like preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance is a proactive approach.
While preventive maintenance relies on best practices and historical data, predictive maintenance takes measurements from machine operations as they are occurring and uses this data to raise red flags when indications of a problem are noted. Since predictive maintenance is proactive, it can be performed as the machines are running as normal and can identify and address potential problems, allowing maintenance to occur before a failure happens. For more on this, continue reading below.