Automation is one way to spare limited maintenance resources. It can also make maintenance more effective (and usually does). Consider a Preventive Maintenance Work Order that involves conducting vibration analysis on 25 motors throughout the plant. A tech assigned to that task might be able to knock it out in a single day, but you have a full day of tech time to that task. And if this PM has a quarterly frequency, it’s unlikely to catch an emerging problem. Install vibration monitors ...

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