HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock of predictive maintenance

Combining expert knowledge with advanced data analytics

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Hall 19, Stand C49



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Industrie 4.0, Motion, Drive & Automation, Predictive Maintenance

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MDA Forum

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Equipment operators are like Captain Kirk on the commando bridge of the Enterprise. They are experts, making decisions based on experience and intuition. Captain Kirk's decisions, however, benefit greatly from his congenial side‐kick Mr. Spock with his impeccable, fact‐based logic. Until now, the real‐life Captain Kirks in the plants did not have the luxury of Mr. Spock's advice. That is changing with prognostic data analytics tools.

The latest developments in predictive maintenance combine advanced data analytics based on methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning with deep domain expertise. Through an intelligent combination of the two their respective strengths can be leveraged, while mitigating their individual shortcomings.

In the presentation, we will show how the combination of data analytics and expert knowledge can work in practice to yield superior results. This will be complemented by real‐life examples.


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