Voices: Tactics and Practices

Back-to-basics column on best practices at the ground level, written by Plant Services editors as well as industry contributors.

 

The robot maintenance you're missing

Tracking these three data points will help you identify and address productivity killers.

By Chris Voss, Acieta
Mar 14, 2019

In today’s world of the IIoT[category/iiot/?utm_source=internal_link_topic], everyone recognizes (or is learning) the importance of collecting and monitoring machine data to design a maximally accurate predictive maintenance program they can, and it’s especially true for robotic systems[category/robotics/?utm_source=internal_link_topic]. Using data properly can maximize productivity and extend the robot’s life. However, with so much information out there, what is the right data to collect from a robotic system (and connected systems), and what does that data really mean?

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