As a discrete manufacturer, you need a complete solution to reduce the chances of production failures and this is where you must focus on preventive maintenance, repair, and overhauling to your equipment.
To ensure quality performance, you have to take appropriate measures to extend the productive life of your machines operating in manufacturing plants.The preventive maintenance management module available in a scalable manufacturing ERP will provide you all the necessary tools to plan, schedule, and monitor a complete maintenance program for machines, gauges, auxiliary equipment, and all other tools used in production.
For instance, the major components of preventive maintenance in the manufacturing industry include lubrication and inspection.Lubrication is necessary for prolonged life and safe working of all equipment on the shop floor or anywhere in the production plant without any mishap.
On the other hand, inspection helps in detecting the faults in an equipment so that it can be timely repaired or finding and replacing a defective part of a machine before it turns into a complete breakdown and puts your production on halt.
Direct Activities:Equipment cleaning & inspection Equipment lubrication to avoid wear Programmed repair or replacementIndirect ActivitiesImprove condition monitoringFailure statistics and reportsMachine modifications to reduce wearPreventive Maintenance of Production Plant:Manufacturing plant services primarily include preventive maintenance functions – categorized as:Preventive maintenance of manufacturing plant services: The most important services in this subdivision requiring preventive maintenance include:Production facilityPower plantMaterial handling equipmentTransportation vehiclesWaste disposal systemsFire fighting facilities, etc.Preventive maintenance of production departments: The production-related preventive maintenance to ensure reliability includes:Periodic maintenanceEquipment servicingAnticipatory inspection Electrical system repairDefective part replacementsScheduled repairs, overhauling, etc.What Makes Preventive Maintenance Necessary?
Often manufacturers consider the maintenance as an expense and try to cut it down as the first thing in the times of financial crises.