Proactive maintenance concentrates on the causes of machine breakdown, instead of the symptoms of wear. It focuses on pinpointing and eliminating the root causes of equipment failure. This is done by emphasizing contamination control – the number one cause of machinery breakdown.
Predictive Maintenance [also termed Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)] is a condition-based programme which carefully monitors the lubricant and machinery condition of in-service equipment. Analysis allows accurate prediction of equipment failure. And corrective action can be taken to avoid equipment downtime.