It really depends on how far the manufacturer wants to go. If a manufacturer wants basic predictive maintenance on either their own equipment or customer-located equipment, then you’re talking about a six to 10-month process.
But if you’re looking to begin a journey that starts with predictive maintenance and ends with a fully functioning data source that covers predictive maintenance, energy management, optimizing production lines and product development, then you’re talking multiple years because it’s building block after building block.
Once you get the data flowing, that’s step one. The next question is considering what to do with the data, and that’s where the majority of the work comes in — choosing what you want to analyze the data for.