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PMMI – The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies – has conducted a major piece of research into predictive maintenance as it relates to the packaging and processing industries. The purpose of this work is to show how predictive maintenance can be applied to the unique needs of packaging and processing machinery; as well as to educate our colleagues across the industry on how predictive maintenance really works, what it really means, and what it can do for their businesses.

Predictive maintenance, our definition: The basic idea behind predictive maintenance is to monitor a machine, or a component on a machine, to determine when it is likely to fail and to take action to stop it, thus avoiding unplanned downtime.