Predictive maintenance (PdM) is a further development of the condition-based approach, as it is about more than just analysing the actual condition. The goal is no longer just the early detection of degenerative processes, but rather the Additional deeper diagnosisto predict the expected anomalous process behaviour.

Predictive maintenance thus helps to estimate when machine maintenance should be carried out. Compared to routine or time-based maintenance strategies, PdM can save costs.