E-Maintenance, a means to high overall efficiency

Erkki Jantunen, Eduardo Gilabert, Christos Emmanoulidis, Adam Adgar

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    Today the number of industries putting emphasis on maximising Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is rapidly increasing. Instead of looking only at one aspect of production, modern enterprises seek to plant a series of joint activities, aimed at minimising losses, by improving on Performance, Quality and Availability at the same time. Emphasising these three factors simultaneously leads to the introduction of efficient maintenance, including sound strategies, such as Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). The incorporation of key enabling technologies within a Condition Based Maintenance strategy, such as wireless networking, internet & mobile computing, minature sensing devices and location awareness, has paved the way to the introduction of e- Maintenance. The paper looks at the key features pertaining to the successful implementation of e-Maintenance into modern industry. It then highlights steps taken towards the design and implementation of an e-Maintenance architecture within the EU Integrated Project 'Dynamite'. The paper concludes with a discussion on current challenges and future prospects of e-Maintenance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEngineering Asset Lifecycle Management
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, WCEAM 2009
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management: Engineering Asset Lifecycle Management, WCEAM 2009 - Athens, Greece
    Duration: 28 Sept 200930 Sept 2009


    Conference4th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management: Engineering Asset Lifecycle Management, WCEAM 2009


    • E-maintenance
    • Mobile computing
    • RFID
    • Web computing
    • Wireless networking


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