Faster, more technological machines may have new vulnerabilities that require maintenance monitoring of a different kind. This article suggests some areas that are susceptible including high-speed ceramic spindles, filters and cooling motors. Some machines come pre-wired for data-collection plus AI/Machine Learning algorithms for Predictive Maintenance. The cost of downtime can help with decision-making and inform your Return on Investment assessments of competitive machines; those machines with Machine Learning real-time reporting may cost more but the investment may be worth the extra expense.

SME., Published SME., October 16th., 2023

Machine Downtime & Maintenance