An effective preventive maintenance ensures improved availability, which leads to increased profitability, and in the long term also brings down maintenance costs.

We use the condition-based maintenance concept, which is based on optimizing the technical availability by predicting the critical our equipment and thereby preventing problems before they occur.

Maintenance activities that are “unnecessary” are eliminated by systematically ensuring that work performed guarantees improved availability at lower cost.

We also make sure that maintenance is a coherent unit, which involves secure access to spare parts and a functioning network of maintenance service providers.

According to standards

Maintenance carried out intended to assess and/or to mitigate degradation and reduce the probability of failure of an object.

Preventive maintenance can consist of CONDITION-BASED, PREDETERMINED, and PREDICTIVE maintenance.

    Preventive maintenance which include assessment of physical conditions, analysis and
    the possible maintenance actions
  • Control and monitoring of performance and characteristics can be scheduled, on
    request or continuous. Subjective or objective assessment.



  • Preventive maintenance carried out in accordance with established intervals of time
    or number of units of use, but without previous condition investigation
  • This could be, cleaning, lubrication and replacement of components or spare parts.



  • Condition-based maintenance carried out following a forecast derived from repeated analysis or known characteristics and evaluation of the significant parameters of the degradation of the item


This is a method designed to acquire information about the condition of individual machines in order to identify the appropriate maintenance action at an optimal time. Accordingly, condition-based maintenance requires the means to retrieve information about the condition of a machine. This usually involves various types of measurement techniques such as vibration measurement, thermography, ultrasonic measurement and oil analysis. The condition-based maintenance process consists of five process steps; data collection, analysis, work order, corrective measure and function control.


  • Appropriate maintenance actions at the right time
  • Scheduled maintenance actions instead of emergency actions
  • Minor machinery defects are detected in good time and corrected
  • Fewer emergency breakdowns due to worn parts
  • High rate of skills development for maintenance staff
  • Knowledge of in-house machinery builds up within the organization


  • May entail high initial investment costs
  • Risk of machinery being renovated too early
  • Can be difficult to gain support for CBM throughout the organization


Refers to preventive measures performed according to calendar schedule or operating time, e.g. the replacement of oil, belts, clutch discs and other wear parts. The term also includes scheduled overhauls where machinery and components are taken apart for inspection.


  • Reduced risk of emergency breakdowns
  • Improved availability
  • Increases degree of planning for the maintenance operation
  • Development of staff competence
  • Reduced maintenance costs


  • Costs for unnecessary spare parts and working hours
  • Risk of machinery being “maintained” to excess
  • Unnecessary downtime costs
  • Often static maintenance planning with limited feedback of experience to the maintenance plan


According to the standard, predictive maintenance involves identifying a fault during its development period. It is a form of condition-based maintenance. With today’s technology, there is usually some kind of smart monitoring system that analyzes and processes the measurement data. This makes it easier to e.g. determine when it’s time to replace a bearing or the oil in a unit.

The predictive maintenance principle can naturally also be used with recurring condition monitoring, such as visual inspections or collecting measurement data for subsequent analysis and a decision on scheduled, predictive maintenance.

The purpose of predictive maintenance is simply to forecast the best time to e.g., replace a unit in order to exploit its full service life.

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