The digital revolution is accelerating industrial transformation. Ubiquitous innovation, global markets, and increasingly demanding customers who no longer seek just a product, but a comprehensive service tailored to their needs are forcing manufacturers to transform their business models and move from one-off sales to one of higher value-added services.
New technologies are changing maintenance techniques. In just five years, predictive maintenance has gone from an uncertain use case to a fast-growing application with a clear return on investment.
"To the human being we have to give back the values that with the pure and hard Taylorism of repetitive tasks was the antithesis of what Modern Industry is." Diego Galar
With the Fourth Industrial Revolution, many small companies and start ups appear with much more affordable, much cheaper technology and start deploying data collection architecture in all types of large, medium and small companies and start providing services to companies that previously could not afford it.
With the arrival of 4.0 technologies, maintenance "has changed the pace" are the words of Diego Galar, one of the leading maintenance experts in Spain. In this interview we take a look at the impact of maintenance technologies over the last decades until the arrival of Industry 5.0.
More than half of the electronic devices manufactured in the world are already IoT, i.e. they are capable of communicating data over computer networks. The possibilities facilitated by IoT applications allow to go further in industrial maintenance; going from preventive maintenance to predictive and even prescriptive maintenance.