The Basics of Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance refers to maintenance undertaken in anticipation of issues that could arise. When employees regularly inspect the condition of equipment, observed patterns may indicate the need for periodic part replacements or maintenance tasks. A predictive approach may be able to prevent unexpected downtime or interruptions in productivity.
Preventive maintenance may be based on predictions of the performance of equipment based on prior operations or similar installations in other locations. It is essential to integrate a daily maintenance checklist with production and quality control initiatives. Beyond the ability to create and distribute digital checklists, one of the best features of workflow management software involves taking action in response to checklist data.