Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives, transforming the way we live and operate in ways that we could only imagine of just a few decades ago. The manufacturing industry is no exception in this trend. One example of these transformative technologies is that of advanced sensors.
Unexpected downtime is, as always, one of the biggest wastes of resources for a manufacturer, cutting into the bottom line, threatening deadlines, and adversely affecting equipment life span and output quality. With advanced sensors and communications developments that bring monitoring closer to real-time than ever before, predictive technology is poised to continue to be a game-changer in this industry. Predictive maintenance is the primary manifestation of these advances, enabling manufacturers to identify potential problems early, schedule downtime when convenient, ensure that parts and personnel are prepared, and keep operations running as planned.
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