In the ideal world of Industry 4.0, organizations will have better equipment with wireless connections and sensors linked to a system that can visualize and control the entire production line and make autonomous decisions. Industry 4.0, in other words, describes the ever-increasing trend towards automation and data exchange.
- Tom Rombouts
- I-care Group
Industry 4.0 is what organizations are all striving for, but it’s not something that can be fixed overnight. To achieve sustainable results, a long-term mindset is needed. It is therefore essential to choose a strategic approach taken in stages. And, of course, the right partner to help you guide all facets of your organization through this major transition.
- Tom Rombouts
- I-care Group
Alan Ross, president of EPRA, presents a case study involving a dairy storage facility. When they installed a series of new freezers with energy-efficient motors and compressors, and they automated the system, individual freezers began shutting down randomly…
- Alan Ross
- Electric Power Reliability Alliance EPRA
Failure-based Maintenance (FBM) is unscheduled maintenance or repair to return the asset to a defined state. There are no interventions until a failure has occurred. This includes the Reactive Maintenance and the Run to Failure (RTF) Maintenance. Many are not differentiating between the above-mentioned types of Maintenance and use the two terms as alternatives.
- Ahmed Kotb
There are several different technologies that can be used, alone or in combination, to monitor the condition of your machinery from a predictive maintenance (PdM) perspective. The criticality of the machine affects the number of such inspection-type technologies that are applied to a given failure mode. The more critical the machine and the more critical the failure mode, the more redundancy you will want in the inspections.
- Timothy Weilbaker
- Allied Reliability, Inc.
I’ve always thought that knowing when something was going to fail was unknowable. Of course, predictive maintenance vendors shout from the rooftops about the effectiveness of their technology. Even the onboard computers tell you to replace components, somehow knowing when the failure will occur.
But really, most failures are not related to wear or aging, so how can we know what is going to happen and when? This discussion leads me into the sales pitches for AI (Artificial Intelligence). Can we ever get to the point where there is so much data that we can really predict the future?
- Joel Levitt
The fault diagnosis of induction motors, being probably the most common drivers used for industrial machinery plays an important role to reduce the catastrophic failures and production lost tonnage.
- Pawel Lecinski
When failure codes are set up correctly, they can help you gather valuable information pertaining to your company’s assets that promotes preventative and efficient maintenance. This information can be applied to work orders and used for reliability analysis. However, when your failure codes are not correctly set up in SAP or Maximo this can impact your assets, your maintenance operations, and your ROI.
- Rhiana Safieh
- HubHead Corp
Erin Erickson, the Executive Director of SMRP, answers questions about upcoming case studies event and other exciting news from SMRP.
- Erin Erickson