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…