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Maintenance within the industry has undergone a major evolution pushed to a large extent by the technological development of control and measurement equipment. In this chapter, the historical evolution of maintenance is summarized and a presentation of the machine predictive maintenance or condition based maintenance (CBM) is presented, establishing basic criteria for its implementation. Later we will justify it technically and economically, comparing advantages and disadvantages of the same in front of the most basic types of maintenance. Finally, we will focus on enumerating and evaluating the different technologies that are linked to predictive maintenance.