Rising parts and labor costs and ever-increasing pressure to reduce maintenance expenses are driving a shift in maintenance practices from Reactive Break/Fix to Predictive Maintenance strategy.

The primary reason for inefficient maintenance costs is the lack of data to quantify when and what kind of maintenance is needed to maintain, repair or replace critical manufacturing components. Predicting when a piece of equipment will fail, and then preventing the failure by performing maintenance is the aim of Predictive Maintenance.

Predictive Maintenance is based on the collection, management, and intelligent use of data. This method focuses on “asset health,” performing services and repairs based on the asset’s failure to meet prescribed performance objectives.

Predictive maintenance techniques are designed to help determine the condition of in-service equipment in order to predict when maintenance should be performed.

Adapting a Predictive Maintenance strategy requires an understanding of how and why asset failure occurs and identifying the warning signs of potential problems or failure. Predictive maintenance also provides the means to improve productivity, product quality and overall effectiveness of manufacturing environments.

Predictive Maintenance allows for safety compliance, preemptive corrective actions, and increased asset life. By looking ahead, and knowing what failure is likely to occur when, pre-emptive investigations, maintenance schedule adjustments, and repairs can be performed before the asset fails.

Benefits of Predictive Maintenance methodology include:

  1. Reduction or near elimination of unscheduled equipment downtime caused by equipment or system failure.
  2. Increased labor utilization
  3. Increased production capacity
  4. Reduced maintenance costs
  5. Increased equipment lifespan

Eagle Technology’s Proteus CMMS provides a rich database of asset and building history. Detailed asset information, vendor data, manuals, alarm and work order history—all this data and more is captured, managed, and reported. Facility managers have the information and control they need to make intelligent, timely decisions that drive asset performance, productivity, and occupant comfort and safety.

Proteus MMX offers easy integration with Building Automation Systems, Analytics software packages, and Graphics software packages to make a truly smart building. Proteus MMX is highly configurable, providing you with the power to increase productivity, achieve predictive maintenance, meet regulatory issues, reduce energy usage, and support sustainability initiatives.

Contact a Representative at (262)241-3845 or Sales@EagleCMMS.com to schedule your free software demo to learn how Proteus can help you take control of your data and your facility.