4 Surprising Benefits of Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing and Industry

November 30, 2023

Predictive maintenance (PdM) is revolutionizing manufacturing and industry and is best known and sought out for benefits like reducing unplanned downtime. However, there are many less obvious benefits that come along with transitioning to a predictive maintenance program. While there are even more benefits, and more uncovered daily, here are just four of the surprising advantages of predictive maintenance that are transforming operations in unexpected ways.

The 8 Steps to Running a Successful Predictive Maintenance Pilot

November 20, 2023

Predictive maintenance (PdM) promises to revolutionize the way businesses approach equipment reliability and maintenance by predicting and preventing failures before they happen. While the benefits are undeniable, many companies struggle to get their PdM pilots off the ground. With an alarming number of pilots stalling out early, it’s crucial to understand and address the challenges head-on.

Using Machine Health Insights to Drive OEE Improvements

February 21, 2022

In the manufacturing world, where insights, data, and people converge, one metric sets the standard for accurately measuring the productivity of equipment. That measurement is OEE or Overall Equipment Effectiveness. THE MEASURING STICK 100% OEE reflects perfect production 85% OEE is a world-class, long term goal 60% OEE leaves room for improvement Several factors affect […]

What Companies Often Get Wrong with AI in Manufacturing

January 28, 2022

by Jeremy Frank and Jacob Loverich TOO LATE While some companies are aggressively adopting AI, most are dabbling with it and planning to pursue a “fast-follower” approach—a strategy where companies wait for the technology and market to mature before pursuing it. This strategy has worked for some technology adoption in the past, but as noted […]

Preventing Press Crown Failures

March 24, 2021

The press is the starting point for automotive manufacturing.  The function of the press is to quickly and precisely form vehicle body parts.  The press crown is the upper structural weldment of a press, containing cylinders that drive the motion of the ram which forms the parts.  Any disruption to the operation of the press crown […]

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