How to to reduce Mean Time Between Failures

RipplesCMMS - How RTLS can help in reducing Mean time between failures (MTBF)

RTLS and Mean Time Between Failures

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) can be measured and reduced in several ways using an RTLS (Real-time Locating System) software 

  • Improved asset tracking: RTLS enables real-time location tracking of assets and equipment, allowing for proactive maintenance and preventing unexpected failures. By knowing the location and condition of assets, maintenance teams can prioritize and schedule maintenance tasks before they lead to breakdowns. This can significantly reduce the machine downtime associated with unexpected failures and improve overall equipment uptime.

  • Enhanced preventative maintenance: RTLS data can be used to identify patterns and trends in equipment health, enabling predictive maintenance. By analyzing RTLS device data such as temperature, acceleration, and equipment usage, maintenance teams can learn about potential failures before they occur. This allows them to schedule preventive maintenance activities, such as lubrication, adjustments, or part replacements, at optimal times, preventing unexpected downtime and extending the lifespan of equipment.  ePaper helps in reducing paper work and enhancing communication.

  • Streamlined troubleshooting: When a failure does occur, RipplesCMMS can help to quickly identify the affected asset and its location. The panic button eliminates the time and effort wasted searching for the source of the problem, allowing maintenance teams to diagnose and resolve issues faster. This faster troubleshooting reduces the overall time equipment is out of service, improving MTBF matrices.

  • Optimized resource allocation: RTLS data can be used to optimize the allocation of maintenance resources. By knowing the location and status of assets, maintenance teams can be dispatched to the right location with the right tools and expertise, reducing response times and improving overall efficiency. This can help to prevent failures from cascading and minimize the impact of downtime on operations, also allowing measurement of MTBR.

In summary, RTLS software plays a crucial role in improving MTBF by enabling proactive maintenance, predictive maintenance, streamlined troubleshooting, and optimized resource allocation. By leveraging real-time asset tracking and data analysis, organizations can significantly reduce downtime and improve the overall reliability of their equipment.

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Mr Srihari Acharya is head of Ripples IoT pte Ltd, RTLS solution sales in Bengaluru India. He brings over 6 years of experience and expertise in industrial automation solutions