Moving T&M to the Fast Lane

Moving T&M to the Fast Lane

Wireless communications are poised to change how equipment data are collected, disseminated, and analyzed — and bring improvements to maintenance decision-making.

In the 1990s, as the predictive and condition-based maintenance field began to flower with technologies like infrared thermography, vibration analysis, and ultrasonics, Bob Madding attended a presentation by a leading maintenance guru that left him mildly puzzled. In spite of all the fast-moving technological advancements, the expert declared, effective testing and measurement still turned on communication. Madding, then in the midst of establishing himself in the IR thermography busine

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