Timing is critical to successful preventative maintenance, which is why having customization options for PM schedules are so important.
At Limble, we offer several options to meet your organization's needs so that you can take the guesswork out of your preventative maintenance scheduling.
In this article, you’ll learn about the basic PM scheduling options available in Limble.
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Set Your PM Schedule
To set your PM schedule, select your desired PM template from the Manage PMs page (Locations > Location > PMs).
Find your desired PM and click the calendar icon under the Schedules column.
If your PM is calendar-based, you can assign a start and or an end date to your PM schedule. You can also create conditional PM schedules to skip holidays or occurrences or have your PMs generated within a specific season or timeframe.
Scheduling PMs on a Calendar-Based Schedule
One of the most common types of PM scheduling is calendar-based scheduling, or scheduling PMs to generate based on a number of days.
You can create daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly schedules. Within all calendar-based schedules, you can specify a specific time of day for your PMs to get done.
Daily PMs can be set to repeat every “X” number of days. Many customers use this for PMs that have to occur every day or multiple days within a week.
When creating schedules with daily PMs, note that you are not limited to a specific number of days. While you may opt to use a weekly schedule for PMs to occur every 7 days or a monthly schedule for PMs that need to be done every 30 days, daily PMs can be beneficial for less conventional scheduling.
For example, let’s imagine you need to schedule a PM to occur every 45 days. 45 days doesn’t fit squarely into weekly or monthly schedules, which is where the daily scheduling option comes in handy.
Weekly PMs can be set to repeat on specific days of the week. You are not limited to scheduling only one day under this option, which allows you to choose which specific days in the week you’d need those tasks to be completed.
Monthly PMs can be set to repeat on a monthly basis. Just as daily PMs are not limited to any number of days, monthly PMs are not capped at any number of months.
Within monthly PMs, you can choose a specific day of the week or a numeric day in the month.
Scheduling a monthly PM on a specific day of the week would look like this:
Scheduling a monthly PM on a numeric day would look like this:
The final day-based PM scheduling option is yearly PMs. Within yearly PMs, you can choose a numeric or ordinal schedule.
A yearly numeric schedule would look like this:
A yearly ordinal schedule would look like this:
Scheduling PMs Based on a Number of Units
The next kind of PM scheduling is based on a number of units. This is great for meter-based PMs. Think of PMs that need to be scheduled based on the number of hours an asset is run, or a number of miles driven.
This option will only generate if your asset includes meter-based fields, and the type of units available will be based on those fields.
Scheduling PMs Based on a Threshold
The last kind of PM scheduling option is threshold-based scheduling. Threshold schedules allow you to trigger a PM if a value is above, below, or between a specific value. This is especially helpful for temperature, vibrations, or other sensor readings.
Like with unit-based scheduling, this option will only generate if your asset includes meter-based fields, and the type of units available will be based on those fields.
Within threshold PM scheduling, you can set the PM to generate based on one of the following options:
Below a target number:
Above a target number:
Between two numbers:
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