The healthy functioning of machinery is at the core of all industries. While maintenance is essential, the approach to maintenance is evolving to become more efficient. It’s not just about downtime, but the costs involved if parts are replaced at the wrong time, which can happen with scheduled maintenance. With the intelligent sensor technology and network connectivity we have today, businesses are already adopting a real-time monitoring and condition-based approach to maintenance. This is an essential bridge to the future of predictive maintenance and the next global industrial revolution: industrie 4.0.