Now you can use our platform to create usage-based maintenance plans for your assets. This new feature is part of the Planned Jobs family and adds a layer of efficiency and intelligence to your operation.
Get to know Usage-Based Maintenance and learn all about its benefits.
Usage-Based Maintenance consists of scheduling new maintenance plans based on cumulative readings concerning the uptime of your assets.
For example, scheduling maintenance for a vehicle based on the distance travelled.
This means you can set thresholds for each type of asset to point out when a new job order should take place. When a new planned job is created, a job order will be scheduled automatically for the date we predict to reach that threshold, based on the usage trend. After completing the job order, the following one is scheduled immediately.
If you want to change the oil of your vehicle when it gets to 10 000 mi, 20 000 mi, and so on, all you have to do is set up a usage-based plan with a 10 000 mi limit. This way, a new job order takes place every 10,000 mi, with the intervention “changing the oil”.
Whenever a job order is closed, our intelligent engine — Infraspeak Gear™ — automatically sets the estimated date for when that asset is predicted to reach its threshold again. Infraspeak Gear™ keeps track of these readings and adjusts the date if necessary.
This type of maintenance matches the requirements of your assets with precision and adapts to how frequently it gets used. This allows you to optimise your maintenance without losing reliability.
What are the main benefits of usage-based maintenance?
- High precision when it comes to scheduling recurring maintenance tasks.
- Preventing failures and increasing the uptime and useful life of your assets.
- Possibility to automate the entire process by integrating IoT sensors that log that asset’s readings while Infraspeak creates the job orders.
- Optimal resource allocation by avoiding unnecessary work by your maintenance teams.
- And overall an increase in efficiency for your operation.
Based on a True Story
To better understand the impact Usage-Based Maintenance in the day to day of your operations, imagine this:
- Dave is the maintenance manager of a company operating 10 heavy machines in the same assembly line.
- According to the user manual, filters should be changed every 500 hours of uptime, in every machine.
- There are several factors to consider and it’s hard to know for sure if 500 hours in uptime have passed since the last scheduled maintenance.
- To make things easier for himself, Dave installed a sensor in the assembly line and integrated it with Infraspeak in order to keep up with his assets’ uptime.
- In Infraspeak, Dave created a usage-based maintenance plan with job orders planned every 500 hours. This way, for every 500 hours of uptime, a new maintenance task named “Filter Change” will be automatically scheduled in Infraspeak for every asset.
- When that task is closed, the next one is immediately scheduled for the next estimated date. This prediction is calculated by Infraspeak Gear™ using the available data and is adjusted based on the following readings.
- Dave is now 100% sure his assets are being maintained properly and that his operation is running efficiently.
Infraspeak’s Usage-Based Maintenance is a new way to manage the maintenance of your assets, making sure resources are allocated appropriately and at the right time. Learn more about it and make the most out of this new Infraspeak feature.