This article outlines the steps necessary to create a Scheduled Maintenance (SM) for an asset. Scheduled Maintenance is basically a template for your work orders, so for more complete info on the SM form, please see the Getting Started with Work Orders article here.
Create a Scheduled Maintenance
1. Select Maintenance, Scheduled Maintenance, and click New
Similarities to Work Order
Think of a scheduled maintenance as a programs that runs in the background, constantly scanning your system. When the right conditions are met, e.g. a certain amount of time has elapsed, or a meter reading is greater than it should be, then the scheduled maintenance generates a work order.
Scheduled maintenance items create work orders. Scheduled Maintenances are not work orders.
1. The Scheduling tab determines when the SM will create a work order. There are three types of triggers: Time Schedule (i.e. every 6 months), Meter Reading Trigger (i.e. If temperature exceed 110 F) and Event Trigger (i.e. A power outage occurs).
2. To add a trigger, select Scheduling, and click New.
3. Select your Scheduled Maintenance Trigger, and click OK. More details about scheduled maintenance triggers are covered in a separate article.
Remember, you can add multiple triggers. You may want a scheduled maintenance to trigger a work order when ALL the triggers fire, or when ANY of the triggers fire.
For more information on Scheduled Maintenance Triggers, please see the Scheduled Maintenance Triggers article.
Start the SM
1. The default state of a new scheduled maintenance is Paused.
2. A Paused status means that the scheduled maintenance is NOT scanning for the trigger conditions, and it will not generate any work orders. Click the Paused button to start the scheduled maintenance, and begin generating work orders.
Note:- It is important to remember that a Scheduled Maintenance will not generate a new work order until the latest work order has been closed off.