Bearings are the microprocessors to rotating equipment, and yet they cause 65% of gearbox failures. The reason? The ability to predict when bearing failures will occur is very difficult to do. It's even more challenging to understand failures early enough to make life extension decisions (actions that keep the asset healthy).
Sentient Science opened offices around the world in 2017, including a new bearing research facility at Purdue University, an office in Pamplona, Spain and most recently, an office in Beijing, China.
Everyone talks about predictive maintenance as a way to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. However, there's been little movement in moving from corrective maintenance to predictive maintenance practices in the aerospace industry.