Condition-based maintenance for OEM’s by application of data mining and prediction techniques

  • Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani
  • Marc Engels
  • Andy Motten
  • Steve Vandenplas
  • Agusmian P. Ompusunggu
Conference paper


Increasing the products service life and reducing the number of service visits are becoming more and more top priorities for Original Equipment Manufacturer companies (OEM’s). Condition-based maintenance is often proposed as a solution to reach this goal. However, this latter, is often hampered by the lack of the right information that gives a good indication of the health of the equipment. Furthermore, the processing power needed to compute this information is often not afforded by machine’s processor. In this paper, a remote platform which connects the OEM’s to the customer’s premises is described, allowing thus a local computation of available information. Two approaches are then combined to process the optimal maintenance time. First, data mining techniques and reliability estimation are applied to historical databases of machines running in the field in order to extract the relevant features together with their associated thresholds. Second, prediction algorithm is applied to the selected features in order to estimate the optimal time to preventively perform a maintenance action. The proposed method has been applied to a database of more than 2000 copy machines running in the field and proved to identify easily the relevant features to be forecasted and to offer an accurate prediction of the maintenance action.


Preventive Maintenance Maintenance Action Exponential Smoothing Historical Database Predictive Maintenance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani
    • 1
  • Marc Engels
    • 1
  • Andy Motten
    • 1
  • Steve Vandenplas
    • 1
  • Agusmian P. Ompusunggu
    • 1
  1. 1.Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology CentreLeuvenBelgium

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