Preventive maintenance is a carefully designed maintenance program, where maintenance tasks are performed routinely in order to avoid larger, costly fixes down the line. Many maintenance professionals have recognized the benefits of preventive maintenance and are now turning to preventive maintenance specialists for assistance with ongoing equipment upkeep. Here are a few reasons that Preventative Maintenance is beneficial for any industrial business:
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE BENEFITS
1) COST: SAVE MORE THROUGH LONG-TERM PLANNING
Companies that rely solely on reactive maintenance are essentially waiting for a problem to happen, and this can often be a risky – and often expensive – move. Unplanned downtime can result in halting the production line, missed deadlines, and sometimes, long-term damage to their brand.
An unexpected failure can also mean having to pay out extra money for overnight delivery of parts. preventive maintenance plan can save industrial companies money, because efforts will be focused on preventing equipment failure rather than reacting to emergencies, and preventive maintenance is usually much cheaper and faster than big fixes.
2) SAFETY FIRST
When equipment isn’t working in optimal condition, it creates hazards, potentially unsafe working conditions, and even emergency situations where workers could get injured. Preventive maintenance improves the safety of equipment and therefore the safety of company workers -resulting in fewer on the job injuries and accidents.
3) DECREASED EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME
While almost all maintenance tasks require some equipment downtime, a preventive maintenance program can decrease and optimize that downtime. Companies can also pre-plan maintenance with Kontroltek at optimal times so the downtime experienced is less disruptive.
4) IMPROVED RELIABILITY
Preventive maintenance can also help a company to be a more reliable business partner. Customers can count on a company to deliver products, materials, or service on time, without unnecessary delays. By offering a reliable product or service, a company can enhance its customer service and improve its reputation.
5) INCREASED SERVICE LIFE
Most equipment these days is certainly not cheap, but the better a company cares for its equipment, the longer it will last. Preventive maintenance will prolong the life of equipment, resulting in reduced costs and increased profit. Preventive maintenance is the best option for companies that want to succeed long term, and therefore understand that they need a long-term plan for proper equipment upkeep.
If you’d like assistance today, or in future, with your planned preventative maintenance program, contact Kontroltek.