The success and effectiveness of modern lean manufacturing concepts requires robust and highly reliable machinery. In this thesis, we develop several simulation studies to compare the performance of a several manufacturing systems under different maintenance polices. The main focus of this work is to compare traditional time-based maintenance policies with degradation-based predictive maintenance policies that utilize real-time sensory information to assist in decisions regarding maintenance management and component replacement. The simulation studies developed in this thesis demonstrate the benefits of using sensor-based degradation models to predict failure.3.5 Conclusion The objective of this study was to compare a traditional preventive maintenance policy with two predictive maintenance policies. The first policy scheduled maintenance routines using a reliability-based preventive maintenanceanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Simulation Study of Predictive Maintenance Policies and how They Impact Manufacturing Systems|
|Author||:||Kevin Michael Kaiser|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|