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Maintenance 4.0:  Who are the Winners and Losers?

Maintenance 4.0: Who are the Winners and Losers?

Maintenance 4.0 combines   Machine Learning based Predictive Maintenance, Automation of Failure Reporting, Scheduling, Parts Management etc., and Robotics/Drone Assisted Repair. The adoption of Maintenance 4.0 has broad implications for the industrial sector.  We do...
Can you acquire Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Solution without risking your business?  (Part 1)

Can you acquire Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Solution without risking your business? (Part 1)

Let’s put the topic of Predictive Maintenance aside. When I started my career as a mechanical engineer, I experienced the consequences of top-down decision making. Oftentimes, senior management seemed to ignore facts on the ground.  I wholeheartedly agreed with...
Will Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Kill Statistical Modelling and MTBF?

Will Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Kill Statistical Modelling and MTBF?

Industry 4.0 is the term used for the fourth industrial revolution. If we view revolution as a disruptive change that emerges from the re-ordering of established hierarchies, then what is the future of Statistical Process Control analysis in the new industrial era? To...
Functional and Non-Functional Requirements for Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Solution

Functional and Non-Functional Requirements for Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance Solution

With the proliferation of vendor solutions in the Industrial Analytics marketplace, it may be tempting to bypass the Business, Functional and Technical Requirements phase of the purchase process. The danger of diverging from standardized requirements and due diligence...
Can Machine Learning for Industrial Analytics Improve Industrial Safety Standards?

Can Machine Learning for Industrial Analytics Improve Industrial Safety Standards?

Work-related accidents and fatalities are a cause for global concern. According to the International Labour Organization, 612 workers have a work-related accident every minute. Over 1 million work-related fatalities occur each year. This article will explore the...