Maintenance Cycle and Maintenance Package 

Definition

The maintenance cycles and packages contain the time or performance condition when maintenance must be performed.

Use

A distinction is made between

maintenance plan types which are created without a maintenance strategy and those created with one.
  • Maintenance Plans Without a Maintenance Strategy

You create maintenance cycles directly in the maintenance plan for maintenance plans that were created without a maintenance strategy (for example, single cycle plan or multiple counter plan).

To create multiple counter plans, you can use a copy model for maintenance cycles, known as

cycle sets.
  • Maintenance Plans with Maintenance Strategy

The maintenance plans created using a maintenance strategy (for example, time-based or performance-based strategy plans) contain maintenance packages which you define in the maintenance strategy.

Structure

Maintenance packages and maintenance cycles contain the following data:

Maintenance Packages

Maintenance Cycle

Package number

 

Short text and description

Short text and description

Cycle duration

Cycle duration

Unit of measurement

Unit of measurement

Hierarchy

 

Offset and offset short text

Offset and offset short text

Preliminary buffer and follow-up buffer

 

Integration

The following example describes integration for maintenance packages:

The maintenance order (PM order) is defined as the

maintenance call object for a maintenance plan. You can assign a task list to a maintenance item in the maintenance plan which describes the maintenance tasks to be performed in its operations.

You finally assign the individual operations for the maintenance task list to the maintenance strategy assigned to the task list. You assign the maintenance package "every 6,213.71 mi" to the operation "oil change".

Through the assignment of maintenance packages to operations, you define the frequency (in this case, every 6,213.71 mi) in which the operations should be performed.

See also

Displaying a Maintenance Package Sequence for a Maintenance Strategy.