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Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance with Smart Maintenance Simulator

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Abdessalam Lmouatassime, Mohammed Bousmah

Abdessalam Lmouatassime and Mohammed Bousmah. Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance with Smart Maintenance Simulator. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(22):35-40, August 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Abdessalam Lmouatassime and Mohammed Bousmah},
	title = {Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance with Smart Maintenance Simulator},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {August 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {22},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {35-40},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921590},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Machine learning is a vital part of today's world. In Industry 4.0, Machine Learning approach for Predictive Maintenance continues to generate research attention, especially with the AI implementation. Indeed, the benefits of this approach such as helping determine the condition of equipment and predicting when maintenance should be performed, are extremely strategic. In this article, we propose a new Sensors Reference Model (SRM) and architecture for a Smart Maintenance Simulator (SmaSim) based on a new advanced connected sensors called Smart Sensors. This SmaSim is a low code simulator which can help researchers, engineers, and practitioners to select appropriate Smart Sensors and Machine Learning algorithms for predictive maintenance in Smart Factories.


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Industry 4.0; Predictive maintenance; Machine Learning; Smart Maintenance Simulator; Smart Sensors