All machines will eventually have a problem and cause unexpected downtime. Preventive maintenance consists of analyzing the machine and fixing anything that could become a future issue. Generally, following a PM checklist at regularly scheduled intervals will help decrease machine failures. It will also help in identifying something that doesn’t look, smell, or sound “normal” sooner. We can tailor a preventive maintenance plan to fit your budget.
Why do Preventive Maintenance?
- Decreases unexpected downtime: Allows you to control when your downtime can happen without affecting the production schedule.
- Cost effective: It is cheaper to maintain a machine than it is to have to repair it and buy new components.
- Increase machine longevity: Some machine parts need to be oiled or replaced often to make sure that they don’t damage other parts.
- Higher productivity: While preventive maintenance is being done, maintenance can focus on urgent tasks.
- Improves reliability: It is easier to know what to expect from a machine that constantly produces the same quality product.
Preventive maintenance has a wide range. It can be from changing the oil in a machine to changing a component that could become faulty. A faulty component may not cause a complete crash on the system but it could cause the machine to have to make more effort to complete the task than what it actually needs. The amount of preventing maintenance needed depends on the use the machine has. Preventive maintenance can vary from one a year to every week.
Preventive maintenance is important to make sure that the machine doesn’t fail and cause on expected downtime when you need it the most. PM allows you to plan the maintenance when it is more convenient to you. In other words, you can schedule the PM when the machine isn’t running or after the production amount has been met. PM can also help preserve your equipment and components in an optimum condition reducing the need to get replacement parts for it.