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Both time and activity based maintenance plan, with 1 counter

Aug 15, 2017 at 07:29 AM


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Hi everyone,

I have a question regarding creating a multiple counter plan. I have a cycle set containing 6 cycles:
- After 200 items
- Monthly
- After 1000 items
- Half-Yearly
- After 5000 items
- Yearly

The number of items is counted automatically, I added the equipment (for which the multiple counter plan is) to the routing of a product, so the counter counts the production quantities.

Now I want to have the same counter for all 3 cycles, but this is not possible. When I try it, this error is given: "A cycle exists already for this counter -> reset".

How do I fix this? All I want is a maintenance plan with both time and usage (activity) based maintenance, with multiple cycles, with 1 counter measuring the activity. Is this possible and how?

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Maria Terence Aug 15, 2017 at 07:58 AM


No of Cycle Sets is equal-ant to number of Maintenance Items.

Use the same Equipment and assign each cycle set to each maintenance item.

It is possible to maintain same counter, only when you assign the cycle set as shown below



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Former Member

Thanks for your answer. How do you do this? As can be seen in my capture above, I don't have those two columns you have. I don't know how you do that.


Hi Manate,

You have to activate the Special functions for Maintenance planning in SPRO

Plant Maintenance and Customer Service - Maintenance Plans, Work Centers, Task Lists and PRTs - Maintenance Plans - Configure Special Functions for Maintenance Planning

This is a permanent activation, once you check and save, you will not be able to reverse it.