What are the benefits of integrating predictive maintenance with heat treatment equipment?
Predicting when maintenance is needed and preventing failures before they occur carries several benefits.
These include avoiding high-cost events, increasing furnace uptime and reliability, reducing the need for frequent maintenance/repair and minimizing the maintenance burden placed on shop personnel by unexpected downtime.
However, the biggest benefit of integrating predictive maintenance with heat treatment equipment is the end result: a smart, connected furnace capable of monitoring in-service equipment to capture data that assists in refining furnace operations and reporting when service will be required. This in turn, helps furnace users plan ahead – whether that means scheduling the necessary personnel to perform maintenance or ensuring the necessary furnace parts are in stock.
Furnace manufacturers that utilize predictive maintenance are also able to gather data on the furnace’s overall performance. This assists them with the continuous improvement of their products and future innovations.
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