There is nothing worse than having a piece of equipment fail. Whether it fails at the beginning, middle, or end of a project. Down time equals wasted profits.
Preventative Maintenance (PM) is taking a proactive approach to lessen the chance of unexpected equipment failure. Aside from wasted profits when a piece of machinery breaks down, the repair cost is commonly ten fold or more of what would have been spent on preventing the breakdown in the first place.
A $20 bearing is usually protecting a $500 shaft. Preventative maintenance equals a $20 bearing plus repair labor. Ignoring PM equals a $20 bearing + $500 Shaft + extra repair labor costs to dig deeper into the now bigger problem + wasted labor costs to have employees standing around twiddling thumbs while they wait hours, days, or weeks for replacement parts to arrive.
The good news is, the nightmare described above can be avoided with a scheduled preventative maintenance program from an equipment repair specialist such as Beaton Industrial.
Equipment and machinery maintenance does not have to be a headache.
Examples of Preventative Maintenance
- Baler & Compactor’s
- Bridge Cranes
- Chain Hoist / Chain fall
- Engine Lift
- Fixed Crane
- Fork Truck Lifting Devices
- Hoist – Chain / Wire Rope
- Motorized Gates
- Gorbel G-Force
- Hydraulic Jacks
- Loading Dock Equipment
- Materials Elevator – Mezzanine Lift
- Overhead Doors
- Rolling Steel Doors / Fire Doors
- High Speed Roll Up Curtains and Doors
- Shrink Wrapping Machine
- Truck Restraint / Vehicle Restraint
- Vehicle Lift