The importance of prevention instead
It is sometimes said that it is easier to apologize than to ask permission. This is not true at all when it comes to preventive maintenance.
When you invest in something expensive, such as a car, it is
usually a fairly long process before the purchase as you want the investment to be long-term sustainable, even with diligent
use. Once the purchase is made, most are
careful with the management of the investment and you are happy to follow the manufacturer’s management advice so that the investment lasts as long as possible and works smoothly just to avoid problems. Correct?
The same applies to the machines you have at your workplace, that often run much harder and have to work more than your car. Reliability in an industry is important so that production works without interruption and that the operating times can be kept as long as possible before stopping for service.
To minimize unplanned downtime, it is important to take care of your machines with preventive maintenance. It is better to service their machines on time than to stop them should they occur. Planned stops are the key to trouble-free production. To have a continuous overview of both operating hours and what measures are recommended by the manufacturer for
each object is, to say the least, essential.