Increasing capital intensity and a growing interlinking of production chains require a steadily increasing availability. Predictive and conditions based maintenance greatly contribute to this. The right operation of the production facilities furthermore secures a high product quality, a higher production throughput and of course also the life span of the facilities themselves will be prolonged. Enterprises are more and more focused on energy usage and therefore a higher energy consumption caused by a non-optimally maintained facility is considered a serious drawback.
As people are the most important production factor work safety needs to be focussed on the most. Predictive maintenance takes care of work safety. Thermography as a method of predictive maintenance can be used for pinpointing on a wide range of faults - in electronics, in lubrication, in positioning of spindles or heat exchangers. Thereby thermography contributes a lot to the success of manufacturing companies.