Most equipment failures occur randomly, but in-house, routine maintenance can alleviate some of the related yet predictable cost factors. When operators run machinery until failure, which tends to be common practice in many facilities, the company can see reductions in production, expensive repairs, extensive overtime and increased purchases to replace worn-out components. Several studies over the past 25 years show that vibration testing programs come with a 20-to-1 benefit-to-cost ratio. When inspectors catch the early signs of machine failure, teams are driven to take action, scheduling repairs before machine components malfunction and down the line. Implementing a vibration testing program can help equipment function efficiently for a longer time period and improve business’ return on assets.