Using Preventive Maintenance to Consider New Solutions

Using Preventive Maintenance to Consider New Solutions

A crucial component of any purchase of new equipment is to save business owners a considerable amount of time and cost down the line. Maintenance of your equipment can be a cost that can slip through the cracks when buying new equipment. When deciding on a new system or piece of equipment, how often do you factor in maintenance cost? And what kind of maintenance plan does your organization use? If you haven't thought about implementing a preventive maintenance plan, it could cost your company down the line in future repair costs. Most industries are going to need preventive maintenance over the next few years, if not sooner. And it is essential to make maintenance just as accessible and frictionless as buying new equipment.

To solve the riddle of "what happens when things go wrong," — we need to understand what happens when machines malfunction. We need to know the systems responsible for automatic control, information flow, output accuracy, and user experience. And we need to set up the maintenance and monitoring tools required to catch a problem before it becomes a catastrophe. Preventive maintenance has been used since the beginnings of industrial production but has only recently become more widely used. However, it can be a game-changer because it gives companies more control over their business, so they can focus on building their business, not fixing problems when they appear. 


Preventive Maintenance- Explained 

Preventive maintenance is vital for businesses to keep their equipment in good working condition. This process involves breaking down machines and checking connections, belts, bolts, and more. Preventive maintenance helps prevent unplanned downtime, increases the machinery's lifespan, and saves time spent servicing machines because they are checked for possible malfunctions. Preventive maintenance activities are cost-effective and efficient, primarily when performed by experienced technicians. You can prevent downtime by adopting a proactive preventative maintenance plan that keeps equipment in tip-top form. 


AI Methods in Action

So, you might be wondering how AI systems can enable a good preventive maintenance plan? How does all of this work, exactly? AI methods like Deep Learning helps computers spot and predict changes before they happen and use large, interconnected datasets to analyze large amounts of data. ML is allowing enterprises to avoid unforeseen maintenance tasks. ML-powered preventive maintenance programs can determine the timing of routine maintenance so that all components are repaired and updated ahead of schedule. 


Machine Learning and its Role in Preventive Maintenance

ML-driven preventive maintenance programs are already showing results. They are used to predict how a device will behave, given a known set of inputs. Deep learning is a type of machine learning technique in which the AI algorithm learns how to identify patterns from massive data arrays. It can analyze data so that humans find it tedious, such as placing the content and spelling of a word-based pattern or drawing a facial structure from images or videos. In ML-driven focused maintenance programs, the goal is to improve performance and improve safety and customer experience based on detailed inspections and maintenance data. 


Your Preventive Maintenance Strategy

A good preventive maintenance plan and practice should quickly adapt and respond to your organization's needs regarding cleanliness, safety, and maintenance. Insight engines make sure that the necessary data is available at the right time and in the relevant context. Users of the systems even receive additional information about individual components, maintenance protocols, construction plans, order frequencies, quality, or contact persons. This 360-degree perspective provides a comprehensive overview and speeds up unique business processes. With intelligent solutions such as insight engines, maintenance data can be utilized and leveraged profitably. Therefore, they can optimize processes, helping companies generate added value from existing data and achieve a significant competitive edge.

Are you considering using an Insight Engine to help you craft a preventive maintenance plan? Contact Mindbreeze to learn how.