Preventive and predictive maintenance have the same goal: to keep industrial equipment in good working order, increase production, and reduce downtime. Both techniques, however, are fundamentally different.
While a planned downtime in preventive maintenance may be inconvenient and represents a decrease in overall capacity availability, it’s highly preferable to the unplanned downtime of reactive maintenance, where costs and duration may be unknown until the problem is diagnosed and addressed. This is why predictive maintenance reigns supreme. For more on predictive maintenance and its advantages, continue reading below.