Condition Monitoring in a Pandemic

by | Nov 25, 2020 | Predictive Maintenance, Safety

Early 2020, who could have imagined all the changes that were coming to our lives and businesses. The COVID-19 public health emergency has upended many of the usual patterns of our days in nearly every area of life you can name.

That includes predictive maintenance practices.

If your current predictive maintenance system relies on the manual collection of data points, you may be finding that you are facing new challenges. You no doubt have been working to reduce worker density in your facilities and to make sure everyone is properly spaced (and, of course, wearing a mask!) to minimize the risk of spreading the virus among your staff. These precautions can make it difficult to continue your usual practices when it comes to manual data collection—and you may be wondering what can be done about it.

Fortunately, you have options. Now may be the perfect moment to make a shift in your system so that you are gathering data online via a robust sensor system. This change can have a number of advantages, not the least of which is that it reduces the number of people who need to be in your facility at any given time.

That might sound great, but it might also sound difficult. After all, you have plenty on your mind right now, as you work to keep your business in operation and your people safe. You may feel like you just do not have the time to research new systems, choose one and put it place, or learn how to use it effectively.

We understand and we have good news. At ATS, we pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest predictive technologies—and we are more than happy to share that expertise with you. We will list the pros and cons of various systems without bias. We will find the right system for your situation, assist with installation and make sure it is providing the data you need to make good, money saving decisions about maintenance needs.

Sometimes, when everything is changing, it is tempting to just hold tight and not make any changes.  However, when it comes to predictive maintenance, standing pat may actually mean sliding backwards—particularly during this period of uncertainty. Let ATS help you make a good decision about online systems that will serve you well now and into the future.


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