Industrial Maintenance is essential to ensure the proper functioning and extension of the useful life of a company’s equipment and facilities. Through Industrial Maintenance, an entity can take advantage of all the equipment it has. Simultaneously, it reduces the costs associated with repairs and reduces the need to purchase new appliances frequently. Once punctual or continuous interventions are performed, breakdowns are avoided and the resources are optimized.
At Pipe Masters, we intervene punctually with clients who seek to respond to their immediate needs. Focusing on results and teamwork, our specialists always guarantee a successful maintenance.
Why is Industrial Maintenance important to your business?
The purpose of Industrial Maintenance is to promote the availability of equipment. Companies should make sure that they are always functional increasing, thereby, their time and reducing costs from anomalies. Thus, they can ensure productivity and ensure they do not loose business opportunities due to unforeseen production stoppages.
With the system functioning effectively, it is possible to foster productive quality. Simultaneously, Industrial Maintenance, especially, when it is well planned, creates conditions to foresee risks for employees, promoting safety in the company.
4 Strategies for Successful Industrial Maintenance
Depending on the type of equipment, as well as the mandatory inspections provided by law, we can identify different Industrial Maintenance strategies. Each company can adopt one or more! It is always up to the person responsible for ensuring the operation of the production line to verify which one is most appropriate to the company’s objectives.
In order to determine the best option for your activity, we will then explain what each of the 4 Industrial Maintenance strategies consists of.
1. Planned or preventive
As the name implies, this strategy follows early planning. The purpose of planned maintenance is to prevent anomalies in equipment and increase the equipment’s useful life. Therefore, revisions are made, which can be weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc. The periodicity will always depend on the need of each company.
2. Unplanned or corrective
This type of maintenance has an occasional character. Refers to punctual interventions that arise when a malfunction already exists and, consequently, needs to be addressed.
Corrective Industrial Maintenance should not be the main choice of companies, because, it does not help to prevent production stoppages or guarantee the machinery’s functionality. The ideal is always to opt for preventive maintenance, which, because it is planned, avoids productivity losses and guarantees the competitiveness of the business.
This type of intervention is also scheduled in advance. It is used in situations where there are a large number of minor anomalies that need to be repaired quickly.
It is characterized by small repairs or adjustments that do not interfere with the production, but are carried out by rounds to the various sectors, to avoid the total stop of production.
It is indicated for situations in which the equipments need to improve their performances. It is the ideal strategy when you need to make minor adjustments, either due to changes in the production line programming or due to the need to restore the original operation of the machine.
Want to know more about these strategies to ensure you maintain productivity and the correct operation of your equipment? Do you have any questions? You can speak with one of our specialists. We are always available to assist you.