Manufacturing Execution Systems as they are outlined by the IEC 62264 standard provide a variety of functions in the manufacturing domain, including the management of maintenance operations. For these operations access to equipment information is important. However, a suitable information model is still missing. In regard to the life-cycle of equipment, this paper motivates the generation of an equipment information model especially for the facilitation of deployment. The practical basis is a framework for predictive maintenance which aims at integration of a broad range of information sources.