Predictive Maintenance, or PdM, has been around for decades, harking back to the 60’s and 70’s, and only became practical for routine use by technicians in the late 80’s with the advent of more advanced microchips. Unfortunately, most programs are not well implemented, or even programs.
All too often a beautiful demonstration will be performed, showing all the things you can do with (vibration, oil, infrared, ultrasound, etc.), a technician will be assigned, trained and achieve some success, UNTIL, the tech leaves, or the related problems have been “solved”, or some other reason, and the instrument ends up on a shelf, for occasional use, maybe. We’ll be discussing the elements of a good program.
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About the Author
Ron MooreContributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)