The Benefits of Equipment Inspections

3 min read Individuals or departments which are responsible for the overall maintenance of a facility are often stuck in an undesirable position. They are typically extremely busy responding to requests from other departments to fix machines or perform other tasks. In addition, they are often constrained by budgets which don’t have too much wiggle room. What this often leads to is jobs like equipment inspections and preventative maintenance being neglected. When these types of things aren’t given …

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Human Errors Cause Equipment Failures

2 min read No matter what industry one is working in, all facilities are run by a combination of people and machines. While this is the only way to get work done, it is also the source of endless problems. One of the biggest problems, and the most expensive, in a facility is when there are equipment failures which cause work to stop. A study was done recently which found that the majority of these types of failures …

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Operator Based Care

2 min read The idea behind operator based care is that people who work with a particular piece of machinery are the ones who are best suited to identify and perform the general day to day maintenance of the machine.  They will notice, for example, if the machine starts making an odd noise or is running low on a particular type of lubricant or something to that effect.  They can then immediately perform the required tasks to resolve …

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