Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PDM) are techniques used to prevent unexpected errors on rotating machines.
Preventive Maintenance (PM) implies stopping the machine, exchanging parts that are believed to be worn out. Reality shows that many of these exchanged parts are in a good condition, and bottom line is that money is wasted on servicing an absolutely healthy machine. Additionally you risk that the newly serviced machine breaks down shortly after repair, as statistics show that 60% of all machine faults relates back to the service/ repair performed.
Predictive Maintenance (PDM) is performed on the machine while running. Only when the measurements show that there is an upcoming error, a plan is made to make service at your convenience. In this way you ensure your operation by avoiding break down and avoid changing healthy machine parts. You can even save additional money by using our CBO™meter, whereby you can extend the life of your machine postponing new investments.