Category Archives: digital manufacturing

Reaping the Benefits of Predictive Maintenance

Posted on October 10th, 2022
manufacturing skills gap

Do you ever feel there’s never enough time in the day for what needs to be done versus what could be done? If you are a floor manager, you know exactly what needs to be accomplished during a shift to keep lines running and products moving out the door. On the good days, this runs like a well-oiled machine. That is, until something, often unexpected, brings things to an untimely halt. That could be a line that remains down because of a part held up in the supply chain, a staffing shortage, or a worker injury. Plan Ahead With time and people stretched like never before, it is no longer viable to rely on a fingers crossed, reactive form of maintenance. When time is money, it becomes a dangerous choice to wait until a piece of equipment no longer works….

The Benefit of Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

Posted on December 12th, 2018
edge prep machine

By nature, the manufacturing industry works to maintain a tightly run organization. Floor managers know what can and should be accomplished in a shift based on the orders and product lines needed to run. Included in this is knowing when and how frequently a line can run, who can keep it running and how to prevent unexpected downtime to the best of everyone’s ability. How long and effectively a component will continue to run remains a question when it comes to keeping things on track, leaving maintenance of components an unknown. Over the years, the industry has tried several approaches from reactive maintenance, which promotes a “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it” mentality to preventative maintenance that applies service at pre-determined intervals based on known failure rates. Reactive Maintenance Works until it no longer works Potential for unknown durations…