Smart maintenance in its simple form refers to the process of converting analog information into a digital format. This means that traditional, physical data, e.g. from Excel, is converted into valuable maintenance data. That can be processed by computers and other digital devices.
In practical terms, digitization enables information to be easily accessed, manipulated, and shared across various platforms and devices. It facilitates the storage of large volumes of data in compact digital formats, reducing the need for physical storage space and making information more portable and readily available.
In the context of smart maintenance and industrial applications such as MAIN-TOOL, digitalization involves the use of technologies. This means such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. To increase efficiency and productivity, by collecting data from sensors embedded in equipment and machinery, digitized systems can monitor performance in real time. Maintenance needs can be predicted (predictive maintenance) and operations optimized to ensure maximum efficiency and uptime.
The MAIN-TOOL app is an example of digitalization in practice. It provides users with a convenient interface for accessing and managing maintenance tasks via smartphones and tablets. With smart maintenance, tasks that used to be manual and time-consuming can now be streamlined and automated. This saves time and resources while maximizing the reliability and performance of production facilities.
The MAIN-TOOL App maintenance software is a product of GLI Business Solutions GmbH.