time-based maintenance


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time-based maintenance

an approach to MAINTENANCE which provides for the overhaul of machinery, plant and equipment at planned regular intervals, for example, once every three months.
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Under a time-based maintenance concept replacement is typically performed during the normal phase, thus failing to optimally utilise the disadvantage of time-based maintenance is that the higher probability of damage during the run-in phase also has to be taken into consideration.
At a higher level of sophistication, a machine would be enrolled in a time-based maintenance program.
Many companies perform time-based maintenance because they can't get far enough ahead in their programs to initiate other types of programs.
We help our customers transform from reactive and time-based maintenance to proactive and predictive maintenance," notes SmartSignal CEO Jim Gagnard.

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