Fight Product Fatigue With Condition-Based Maintenance

When parts, motors and drives wear out on the plant floor, the machinery eventually begins to take a tumble too. Strict maintenance and replacement schedules have long been set in place to reduce product fatigue and downtime, but that process has changed as preventive maintenance has turned into predictive maintenance and now most recently, condition-based maintenance. Condition-based maintenance requires a part to be replaced when it is determined useless rather then when a schedule suggests the part is nearing the end of its life. Learn how parts manufacturers, machine builders and control vendors are using new tools to monitor the condition of their machinery and their parts. 

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