Don’t forget about operational system variables when evaluating maintenance

A limited amount of effort is made to determine the influence of system variables, like load, speed, product, or instability on the individual component failures analysis. These variations in process variables are often the root-cause of the observed mechanical problem. Unless analysts consider these variables, they will not be able to determine the true root-cause. Instead, they will make recommendations to correct the symptom (e.g., damaged bearing, misalignment), rather than the real problem.

Predikto takes into consideration historical maintenance (PM and Reactive) in addition to operating loads (speed, specs, material, etc.) when developing predictive models to understand when future failures / delays will take place.