Preventative Maintenance. Those two words alone imply the benefit of this practice, but many in the industrial industry abide by the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” rule. Below are five important reasons that Preventative Maintenance makes sense.
In order to avoid injuries to your equipment operators, it is important that the equipment used is maintained at the highest standards. Regularly scheduled preventative maintenance can confirm that the machine is working properly and avoid emergency situations and outages, which, in terms of safety concerns, may be too late.
Preventative maintenance assures the efficiency and speed of your equipment. Over time normal wear and tear can result in diminishing efficiency. By planning for scheduled maintenance, the energy and life of your equipment is conserved. Additionally, any kind of maintenance causes less strain if it has gone through regular maintenance programs.
For many reasons, money can be saved when conducting preventative vs. emergency maintenance. One, preventative maintenance costs less to facilitate than a large repair or replacement. Additionally, knowing when a scheduled shutdown will occur allows you to staff accordingly.
During an emergency shutdown situation, the immediacy required can cause both parts and labor to be priced at a premium, if they are available at all. Preventative maintenance also allows your equipment to run at higher capacities for longer, allowing you to get the most from your investments.
Preventative maintenance procedures, for the most part, take less time to complete than emergency repairs and replacements. Also, because you can plan for equipment outages during maintenance, you can avoid an outage when you need the machine the most.
For more information on scheduling a routine system of preventative maintenance, contact ProcessBarron.