Zero Downtime: How to start out with Predictive Maintenance

The philosophy and your benefits

What would you do if you could look into the future?

If your main concern is to keep your production running, you might answer:

“Predict any upcoming machine breakdown so I can avert it.”

This is the core philosophy of Predictive Maintenance. It is also a central concept of Industry 4.0. Upcoming machine issues are forecasted by looking at their sensor data.

The goal is to schedule proactive maintenance just in time to avert downtime. The learnings can flow into a better prediction and prevention of future issues.

NASA made the first effort in predictive maintenance. Their goal was to avoid faults of the Space Shuttle’s main engine. The concept has been gaining traction in other industries ever since. Early adopters on the forefront apply the concept to wind turbines and jet engines.

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Source: https://medium.com/the-industry-4-0-blog/zero-downtime-how-to-start-out-with-predictive-maintenance-3538bf0fec46

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The Industrial Internet Consortium announces the IIC Resource Hub

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has announced the IIC Resource Hub, a new interface to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) industry resources developed by the IIC, and a web-based tool called IIoT Project Explorer that guides users through the analysis and planning of their own IIoT projects.  The IIC Resource Hub not only references IIC resources including knowledge and expertise from IIC foundational documents, testbed insights, toolkits, demos and relationships with global standards and industry groups, but also provides actionable intelligence. It is designed for use across industries and among technical and business stakeholders in the IIoT.

There is nothing like the IIC Resource Hub on the market now,” said Dirk Slama, Vice President of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations and Chair of the IIC Steering Committee. “Members of the IIC have developed these essential resources for the industry so project managers and system architects don’t have to rely solely on intuition and prototyping in unchartered territory as they do today. The IIC Resource Hub will help lead to successful IoT implementations and facilitate the multi-billion dollar opportunities of the IIoT.”

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Source: https://www.industry40today.com/the-industrial-internet-consortium-announces-the-iic-resource-hub/

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