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Predictive maintenance programs require the right investment, both in capital and in time, to work correctly. While most companies recognize the value in these programs, many become overwhelmed by all their options and some are still hesitant to adopt new technology. In our experience, there are three common reasons why manufacturers eventually turn to GTI for their predictive maintenance needs.

  1. They Want to Start on the Right Foot
    Some manufacturers haven’t created a predictive maintenance program because they don’t know where to start. Without the right knowledge, it can seem like a daunting task. From vibration analysis and thermography, to accurately tracking and analyzing all the information, it can be easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t have experts on your side. Fortunately, thanks to the wealth of data we’ve collected we have an abundance of machine-trend information to draw from so your program can start off on the right foot.

GTI has the ability to provide you with more than just equipment. We offer demonstrations and training to get your team up and running as fast as possible. Whether you run a five-man machine shop or a manufacturing conglomerate of 5,000, GTI’s predictive applications will help you save money by reducing repair costs and minimizing downtime. 

  1. They Had a Program but Scrapped it to Save Money
    Predictive maintenance has only been around for a few decades and as with all groundbreaking technology, there have been some roadblocks to adoption. One of the most common reasons companies say they’ve been hesitant to develop predictive maintenance programs is that they started one before the recession hit and then scrapped it to save money. With one painful experience under their belt companies are resistant to making the investment necessary to get a program off the ground.

While it’s always wise to be conscientious of expenses, studies have consistently shown that predictive maintenance programs save far more than they cost. It’s also important to understand that the underlying technology has evolved very quickly and is still rapidly developing. Thanks to innovations with IoT enabled devices, cloud computing, and machine learning software, the upfront cost to start a predictive maintenance program has never been lower, and the risks of not having one has never been higher.

  1. They Switch to GTI from a Clunky Alternative
    Many predictive maintenance companies require large clunky computers to operate their programs–often costing tens-of-thousands of dollars in addition to the sensors and software. GTI Predictive’s suite of programs are seamlessly integrated into the iPad platform for ease of use and to minimize hardware expenses. Many companies turn to GTI for the mobility and versatility that our products provide. After being chained to outdated equipment with limited functionality, technicians find our platform to be far more efficient and emphasize that it frees them to do more with less.

To learn how you can build a predictive maintenance program to best serve your needs, contact the professionals at GTI Predictive today and request a free demo.

About GTI Predictive Technology

At GTI Predictive Technology, it is our mission to provide the best predictive tools on a single iPad platform with services to monitor nearly any asset. We strive to bring our customers the portability, connectivity, and affordability offered by the latest available technologies. Our product family combines wireless portable and online vibration data collection and analysis, balancing, shaft alignment, thermography, and ultrasound into an affordable and completely scalable solution on one simple to use platform. GTI’s predictive technology apps feature many additions that have come directly from customers. Click here to learn more.