4.0 Maintenance to improve performance
Do you want to move towards more efficient and proactive maintenance? Then maintenance 4.0 is undoubtedly for you.
What is maintenance 4.0?
With machinery and information systems improving, the world of maintenance is evolving!
What do we mean when we talk about maintenance 4.0?
How do we define it? What are the actual implications?
Maintenance 4.0, the result of a changing industrial landscape
Digital technology is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. Given advances in dematerialization, connectivity, and interoperability of solutions, the maintenance function is about to experience a new turning point in its history.
In the future, the slightest abnormal variations detected on production assets will trigger a predictive maintenance action. As a result, corrective operations will progressively lose their place under Maintenance 4.0.
The industrial sector is naturally affected by this revolution, but all organizations may benefit from maintenance 4.0, ideally after they had first successfully digitalized their maintenance function.
In the future, a fully digitalized maintenance function will be a must.
Towards increasingly predictive maintenance
Maintenance is changing, and we are only at the beginning of the digitalization revolution, with two new emerging types of maintenance:
- predictive maintenance
- improvement maintenance.
When machinery failures dictate the maintenance work
Based on the manufacturer’s operational guidelines
Based on the monitoring of the asset and its components’ condition
Based on the utilization of the asset crossed with the analysis of predictive factors for asset breakdown
The goal is to optimize planning and anticipate maintenance work to reduce corrective maintenance operations to a minimum.
As an IT manager or affiliate, your role is to support the deployment of new digital solutions by ensuring system interoperability, digital data continuity, and the security of your information system. In particular, you will need to set up:
data exchange protocols and technologies to collect data
secure and up-to-date business software for optimal operation such as a CMMS 4.0 solution
Maintenance 4.0 in 3 steps
In the future, new tools will emerge and play a major role in interdepartmental cooperation and decompartmentalization within the company.
However, what can you do today to complete your transition to Maintenance 4.0 and reach your expected ROI?
Thanks to SCADA, MES, IoT, sondes installed on your critical assets, intelligent sensors, and efficient solutions to transfer all the collected information, you will be able to obtain a more comprehensive knowledge of your assets and then make better use of it.
Analyze the data
In tomorrow’s world, artificial intelligence and big data will be of great help in data analysis.
By constantly comparing your data against the norms you’ve set, artificial intelligence will detect the slightest variations and report them to the maintenance manager, who can then initiate a preventive maintenance operation if they deem it appropriate.
Exploit data with a 4.0 CMMS
By moving towards a 4.0 CMMS, you will be able to completely decompartmentalize maintenance and integrate it with the IS (ERP, IoT, GIS). Your CMMS, accessible from anywhere at any time thanks to its Cloud and mobility features, will allow you to exploit collected data easily.
In particular, you will be able to make decisions more easily, optimize the organization of your department’s activity, and make sure the performance of the maintenance team doesn’t go unnoticed.
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What are the key technologies for Maintenance 4.0?
Among the main technologies impacting maintenance, we typically find digital systems in their most recent versions such as CMMS, MES, EDM but also:
IoT and Predictive Analysis
To predict the risk of asset failure
Robotics and cobotics
To help perform tedious tasks that provide little added value
To prepare and improve your maintenance works
To produce on-demand parts for the proper functioning of your assets
To help and protect technicians during maintenance works
Digital tablets / Smartphone
To enjoy permanent access to the CMMS and relevant data
Specialized maintenance personnel
These new technologies require competent personnel to handle their inherent digital and network dimensions.
The IT staff must understand the issues for a quick integration of the CMMS into the information system. On the other side, the maintenance manager and his team of technicians must show actionable interest in new technologies to implement maintenance 4.0. This transition to the maintenance of the future will be an opportunity for your maintenance team to develop their skills and acquire competencies that will be highly valued on the job market.
New-generation CMMS, a pillar of maintenance 4.0
The digital revolution is already underway. Maintenance will soon change from the supportive role it plays today within organizations to a central and strategic function in the near future.
Maintenance and CMMS solutions are therefore evolving to adapt to future tools. Moreover, ties between Men and Machines are expected only to grow stronger as time goes on. In this respect, maintenance 4.0 is emerging at the right time to position itself at the center of this relationship. All the data collected within this framework will then converge towards highly specialized players.
Help with maintenance operations
Thanks to augmented reality and mobility, CMMS 4.0 assist technicians on the field, helping them carry out maintenance works more efficiently and safely.
The ergonomics of CMMS 4.0 are constantly improved so that the solution has become adapted to mobile or tablet use. Functionalities developed by our product designers allow our CMMS 4.0 application to be as intuitive and helpful as possible. For example, technicians can fill in their work report through voice recording and attach pictures to it.