How to Balance IIoT with Existing Predictive Maintenance Programs

  • By Ken Keith
  • 5 years ago
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Condition monitoring based on industrial Internet of things (IIoT) networked sensors can greatly improve operational efficiency, increasing productivity and reducing catastrophic failures. Many maintenance departments would love to switch from route-based readings to IIoT condition monitoring. The problem is that most companies have hundreds, if not thousands of assets to track, far more than they could possibly afford to equip with IIoT sensors. How do they gain the benefits of IIoT condition monitoring without excessive capital outlay? The answer is by not replacing their existing route-based monitoring programs but by augmenting them with strategically installed IIoT sensors. This hybrid approach places IIoT condition monitors where they provide the greatest increase in productivity while maintaining the benefits of existing route-based programs and expertise.
Learn how the two approaches complement each other, techniques for succeeding with IIoT systems like online condition monitoring, and how to start a pilot program that will demonstrate the benefits of the system to your organization.