The answer may surprise you: - 6 percent of machines fail during the infant mortality period (startup). - 11 percent of machine failures are due to age. - 89 percent of machinery failures are random. This means that your equipment is as likely to fail after a few months of operation as it is after longer periods of operation (many months, years, etc.)
Source: Information from a United Airlines Study.
Machines usually give some type of indication before failing. Condition Monitoring techniques like vibration analysis can help you become aware of the changes in machinery condition that lead to failure. This knowledge will lead to benefits such as: - Reduction in machinery failures - Fewer catastrophic failures - Increased production - Better maintenance planning - Better maintenance scheduling - Greater control over spare parts - Reduced costs - Increased uptime - Increased equipment reliability - Increased equipment life - Improved profit - Reduced risk - Many more
You do not have wonder 89% of the time what is going to happen next with the equipment in your facility.