Implementing Condition-Based Maintenance in Flow-Line Production Systems: A framework for improving maintenance policies, by Bob van den Bergh (with Robert Bosch GmbH)
June 7, 2013
This master thesis describes the research project conducted within the technical functions department at the Electrical Drives manufacturing plant of Robert Bosch GmbH in Bühl. The objective of the thesis is to implement condition-based maintenance and to compare its performance in terms of minimal costs to time-based and corrective maintenance. A framework is developed for improving maintenance policies and for implementing condition-based maintenance. Within this framework, the process towards selecting a component and its condition indicator is described. Furthermore, the decision criteria for an appropriate maintenance policy are discussed and corrective maintenance is compared with condition-based and time-based maintenance. Finally, the framework is executed and the implementation of condition-based maintenance is evaluated.