Digital Maintenance Management by App
Preventive system maintenance is a time-consuming process which, astonishingly, is for the most part still documented using pen and paper. Preventive system maintenance is a time-consuming process which, astonishingly, is for the most part still documented using pen and paper. Smartenance puts an end to all that: this software program from Festo is a digital maintenance manager for production managers and system operators, available for download as an app.
Smartenance is the first exclusively digital product from Festo. It is available for download as a mobile app for smartphones and tablets in the Apple and Google app stores. The dashboard for production managers is conveniently available in the web browser. Smartenance enables end customers to schedule, monitor and evaluate system maintenance. A digital maintenance schedule makes maintenance easier, quicker and more reliable. Reciprocal checking by system operators and production managers provides greater reliability. It eliminates many processes and the need for coordination.
Advantages for system operators and production managers
Smartenance is cloud-based and not specific to any manufacturer. The application is self-explanatory and therefore quick and easy to set up. It provides a simple, low-cost introduction to the world of digitalisation. Festo Smartenance consists of two parts: a mobile maintenance schedule in the form of an app for smartphones and tablets, and a dashboard in the form of a web page for production managers, where they can manage and document maintenance tasks. The dashboard can simply be opened in a web browser.
After downloading from the Apple or Google app stores, users purchase a licence for Smartenance in the Festo App World. With a valid licence, users can autonomously transfer the maintenance tasks and intervals found in the system documentation that they have received from the machine builder. The system is then immediately ready for use and every system operator can view and process all tasks. Production managers automatically see all completed and pending tasks at a single glance.
Smartenance is also useful for machine builders. The app allows them to transform the maintenance tasks for every system directly into a digital solution and offer their customers added value for the system. Maintenance instructions can even be digitally enhanced with images, videos and PDFs. This makes it much easier for team members to work together. Smartenance makes the maintenance task immediately visible for the user, and all the advantages of digital maintenance management can be used as all relevant tasks are available at the press of a button.
Breakthrough in digitalisation
With the Smartenance app, Festo is driving digitalisation forward and supporting its customers to enter the age of Industry 4.0. Automation expert Festo is combining its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to realise online applications for industrial automation practice. Festo is also using digital communication to support its customers throughout the Digital Customer Journey. This digital journey guides customers reliably and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance or even to the technical training offering of Festo Didactic.
Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,000 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €2.84 billion in 2020. Each year around 8 % of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.