If you are a manufacturer, you probably have some type of maintenance plan in place already, and it’s likely a preventive approach. Preventive or predictive maintenance are how most companies do industrial maintenance — and both are vastly superior to the third alternative — reactive maintenance.

While preventive maintenance relies on best practices and historical data, predictive maintenance takes measurements from machine operations as they are occurring and uses this data to raise red flags when indications of a problem are noted. Using equipment like sensors enable real-time monitoring, allowing manufacturers to detect changes in performances and address the issue before full failure.

For more on predictive maintenance and its advantages, continue reading below.

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