When it comes to preventative maintenance (PM), which scenario best describes your plant: Clipboards hanging from the side of machines for logging equipment failures and line downtime, or vendor-provided maintenance schedules? Both are actually a good start! But unfortunately, operator-collected data carries the intrinsic risk of bias and error, and maintenance schedules can’t possibly correlate directly to a plant’s unique production cycles. The best way to create a PM schedule that minimizes downtime is to base it on actual historical data.
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