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Bimba - Maintenance Strategies for Pneumatic Actuators

Posted by Kelly Howe

Jun 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

This post is brought to you by Bimba.

Executive Summary:

This white paper addresses the most difficult challenges facing manufacturers and OEMs as they compete to reach their production targets. With their equipment running at maximum loads, how can they avoid breakdowns in pneumatic components? What are the smartest and most economical approaches available to assure optimal performance? Recent advances in sensor technology make it possible to obtain performance-related data from which more informed decisions can be made about the need to replace failing components. This paper analyzes the different maintenance strategies for pneumatic actuators and the role sensors can play in each.

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Topics: bimba, Predictive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance

Predictive Maintenance v. Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Rick Howe

Mar 12, 2015 2:48:25 PM

Wouldn’t you love to look into the future and anticipate machine failure and costly downtime?

Instead of shutting down every summer for a week or two for complete maintenance overhauls just to give your machines a better chance of uptime the rest of the year, wouldn’t it be better, easier and smarter to address the issues right before they might happen individually?

Throw out old Preventive Maintenance and bring in Predictive Maintenance.

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Topics: bimba, Intellisense, Predictive Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance