Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance is the science of predicting when maintenance will need to be performed on specific pieces of equipment.

Predictive maintenance is usually driven by sensors that collect data about specific pieces of equipment being maintained, after which analytics can show when maintenance is most likely to be useful and least likely to cause problems.

Predictive Maintenance Can Be Leveraged Now

Organizations usually take a reactive approach to maintenance. On average, 55 percent of maintenance is reactive, 31 percent is preventative, and just 12 percent is predictive.

In the past, the high cost of sensors made it cheaper to fix a broken machine rather than to implement a predictive maintenance protocol. Now, with the pervasive deployment of sensors, the cost of proactively avoiding breakdowns can be much lower than waiting for breakdowns, surprises, or implementing a time-consuming preventive maintenance schedule. By switching from reactive or preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance, organizations can cut costs, improve efficiencies, and better perform their missions.

Predictive Maintenance and Data Managed and Analytics

Sensors and smart devices that are associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) provide many industries with the opportunity to manage maintenance more effectively. Devices used in an IoT scenario often have maintenance advantages over non-IoT-enabled devices. But these devices can be challenging to decipher or interpret in meaningful ways, without ingesting, cleansing, and integrating them with other data assets that provide bigger-picture context. This is exactly what our iWay and Omni products provide.

Once the data from these sensors and smart devices have been contextualized and prepared, the WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform provides a highly scalable, flexible, and effective means to distribute actionable insight to any and all constituents.

Public sector organizations worldwide oversee many types of high-value, complex capital projects including roads, bridges, transit and mobility systems, airports, ports, and entire vehicle fleets used in public transportation or police departments. There are many significant benefits for organizations and agencies to embrace Predictive Maintenance in the Public Sector.

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Data about machine service histories, current conditions, and operating status must be collected from Iot devices and other sources, then cleansed, aggregated, profiled, and contextualized before it can be analyzed and visualized;

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