Digitalisation of Maintenance

Erkki Jantunen, Jaime Campos, Pankaj Sharma, David Baglee

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    The digitalisation of industry and the Industry 4.0 concept with its connected ICTs are important developments for the industry to acquire and implement to be able to keep ahead in competition. In connection to Industry 4.0, the predictive maintenance systems and approach are getting more popular in maintenance. This is because these systems enable a change in the maintenance mind-set where the break-fix mentality is substituted by a predictive maintenance system, such as Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), where the equipment is monitored with the support of ICTs to detect failures before they occur. The Industry 4.0 seems more attainable even for small and medium sized companies because of the drop in the prices of the components of these systems, both in the sensing elements and in the data processing part. The manufacturing methods used in the Integrated Circuit (IC) industry create the possibility to reduce significantly the price tag of sensors and processors. Therefore, the authors go through the CBM approach and technologies, such as Microelectromechanical System (MEMS) sensors as well as such emerging ICTs as the Cloud and Big data. These could offer a turning point in traditional maintenance by widening the amount of monitored assets, allowing multiple parameters to be measured and analysed and enabling wireless and immediate data access across the globe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 2nd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety, ICSRS 2017
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3322-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-3323-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2nd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety, ICSRS 2017 - Milan, Italy
    Duration: 20 Dec 201722 Dec 2017
    Conference number: 2


    Conference2nd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety, ICSRS 2017
    Abbreviated titleICSRS 2017


    • CBM
    • microelectronical System (MEMS) Sensors
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • cloud computing, big data analytics
    • big data analytics
    • cloud computing


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