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Dan Etiel

CBM Benefits: A Brief Refresher

Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a very approachable methodology that can unlock massive potential for organisations. It's not just maintenance teams who benefit either - their are operational benefits too. There is a reduced risk of assets failing when needed and costs are significantly decreased leading to more money for other projects and more.

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Why CBM is relevant for TPM & RCM Practitioners

When we speak about different maintenance methodologies, we often see them displayed on a maintenance maturity curve or a matrix. Each methodology is generally discussed as a stepping stone to another, or as a singular method to achieve certain objectives.

However, it is important to remember that maintenance approaches can be synergistic when applied correctly. Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) is a great example of a methodology that is particularly effective when used on its own, but is a fantastic support to other approaches. The best example of this is how CBM fits in with Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) philosophy and Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) approaches.

Here's why practitioners of these methodologies shouldn't sleep on CBM and should explore ways to level up their approach.

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4 Tactics to Increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Manufacturing is an industry driven by competition and the best way to come out on top is to prioritise efficiency. The companies who turn the most profit are the ones who have figured out the most effective processes and procedures. Overall equipment efficiency is a measure of how well organisations maximise their output, minimise their downtime, and generally run like a well-oiled machine.

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Is The Maintenance 4.0 Dream Dead?

Are the goals of ‘Maintenance 4.0’ achievable or a pipe dream? We believe the former (and discuss how to achieve these goals). We’re currently in the midst of Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution. This era is defined by growing automation and data exchange in industrial technologies. Some of the tools that are now at our disposal include:

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