It has been more than 18 months since the last Plant Services survey on predictive maintenance – a stretch of time during which manufacturing has seen a resurgence in the United States, with 17 of the 18 major industries in growth mode, according to the Institute for Supply Management. Interest in the IoT and cloud-based technologies is sky-high and, at 3.7%, unemployment is way low.The results of this year’s PdM survey reflect the optimism in our industry. We’re able now to look back across five years of data, thanks to your continued interest and input into this research project. Although much of the data indicated only slight differences from 2017, several new…Full Story
Are you satisfied with your current PdM strategy? Do you have the right tools and technologies to take your plant from reactive to predictive? Plant Services will conduct its annual PdM survey of manufacturing and industrial production professionals in early 2018, asking workers a comprehensive set of questions on the extent to which predictive maintenance tools and techniques are being adopted in their facility. This webinar, presented by Plant Services Editor-in-Chief Thomas Wilk, will focus on the key findings of the survey.