Predictive maintenance requires a software-based, centralised solution: statistical risk analyses or programs based on AI evaluating real-time data. However, studies show that most companies have no or only insufficient technological foundations. Is this the reason why companies are hesitant to engage in intelligent maintenance?
Why should a factory invest in Smart Maintenance?
Production plants can be monitored and their data analysed; malfunctions or breakdowns can be prevented. The digital transformation to innovative Smart Maintenance is a required building block for guaranteeing a flawless production without failures in the future.
High-performance maintenance of production plants and all components ensures one an important goal of every manufacturing company: remaining competitive and keeping up with the latest technologies. Especially in a Smart Factory, timely maintenance measures and of course coordination with all parties involved play an important role.
How can you find out at what level of transformation you are?
First of all, there has to be real and true commitment to the digital transformation towards a future Smart Maintenance in the company or all following activities are going to be fruitless. Where do companies stand at the current point in time? Studies on the state of development in Smart Maintenance are of international significance, as this German study by acatech and the Fraunhofer Institute: The subject of the study is the status quo of current efforts of companies to implement intelligent maintenance and where they stand today. 96 companies from various industries were interviewed.
Do you want to find out where your company stands?
Answer the following questions and find out: Complete the questionnaire and consider where you would agree.
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My personal experience shows that many companies are unfortunately stuck in the development towards the future vision of Smart Maintenance. In fact, most companies are at a point where they want to change and no longer want to do without artificial intelligence support to maintain competitiveness but now the big question is - How to go about it?
First of all, you yourself must be a believer in the importance of a digital form of maintenance. Find a partner for whom this is also very clear - and one who can tell from experience where the changes will occur and how they will affect your factories, your processes and company. One who can identify the opportunities together with you and who can also quantify them. Technology solutions are out there and some are out-of-the-box, but in the end it is your partner's experience that counts.
Conclusion: The use of digital technology in maintenance can deliver instant benefits.