The success of any manufacturing operation rides on the health of their machinery. Without properly running machinery, nothing can be accomplished. For this very reason, organizations must develop a maintenance strategy to tend to their equipment accordingly. With different equipment to tend do, maintenance schedules and strategies will differ by organization. Most often, however, two separate maintenance approaches are called upon: preventive and predictive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is a strategy that organizations utilize in hopes of preventing unexpected downtime through a set maintenance timeline. This timeline includes regular maintenance intervals for all pieces of equipment scattered throughout the year, so that varying equipment needs can be met more reliably. New and innovative technology in the industrial space has given way to the alternative of a preventive maintenance strategy, known as a predictive maintenance approach. This approach relies on integrated smart technology capable of reading and decoding operating equipment’s’ output data. In coordination with external data that can be impacting efficiency, businesses are capable of real-time analysis providing a look into the optimal time for maintenance in each piece of equipment. This provides a much more personalized maintenance strategy and can reduce costs for organizations. For more information on this topic and how to further prevent unexpected downtime or machine failure, check out the resource highlighted alongside this post.