It is of great importance to carry out good preventive maintenance of the equipment, to make good use of them, and avoid major breakdowns.
The industrial machinery with which you work daily is more prone to wear out, accumulate dirt, and misalignment of some of the parts that make up the machinery. This is without counting the continuous exposure to dust, poor ventilation, or humidity, which all of this can trigger a malfunction of your work machinery.
For this reason, it is of great importance to carry out good preventive maintenance of the work equipment, to make good use of it and avoid major breakdowns. In this way, people who use this type of machinery in correct conditions on a daily basis will be able to carry out their work effectively and safely. Getting maximum productivity and ensuring the health of the individual who works with it daily is a key factor.
To this end, it is recommended that preventive maintenance be carried out on industrial machinery at least twice a year, depending on the frequency of use. Normally it is required every 6 months, but if the machinery is old or is in constant operation and does not rest in the necessary periods, the number of revisions per year increases.
What Is Preventive Maintenance?
Preventive maintenance refers to the review and adjustment of parameters that can ensure that industrial machinery is calibrated according to the manufacturer’s characteristics and recommendations. In the case of using the Atlas Copco Elektronikon Mk5 Gateway Regulator, in-depth knowledge of the tool/machine used is very important. Therefore, the machine manual is something that every operator should have, ensuring all parameters involved in the operation can be easily identified (if needed).
One of the main reasons why it is constantly recommended to carry out a preventive review is that it can favor the timely detection of future problems that result in high expenses for the company. Nowadays, special tools can be used to carry out internal cleaning, external cleaning, the adjustment of parts, and the lubrication of mechanical elements, as well as the detection and correction of any aspect that prevents the proper functioning of the machinery and that could cause a potential failure.
Likewise, there are bearing extractors such as those from RS Components, which serve as support and, at the same time, facilitate the operation of the machinery since they reduce the friction between an axis and its parts.
Benefits Of Doing A Preventive Review
The advantages of doing a preventive review, at least twice a year, are many. On the one hand, the equipment does not lose the warranty with the maintenance service, so you will not have to worry about extra repair costs during that period. Furthermore, carrying out preventive maintenance helps to reduce the costs of major problems that may appear in the future and to guarantee the optimal performance of the machinery by ensuring that it complies with the calibrations recommended by the manufacturer, thus increasing the useful life of the equipment.
With properly functioning machinery you get higher productivity and therefore higher income. And lastly, with preventive maintenance, you reduce the risk of accidents and keep the worker happy knowing that he works with quality equipment and that he complies with all safety guarantees.
Differences Between Preventive And Corrective Maintenance
As its name suggests, preventive maintenance is responsible for preventing major failures and is carried out when there is no accident. It refers to the continuous monitoring of equipment and machines. On the contrary, corrective maintenance refers to when there is already a failure or breakdown. At this stage, it is necessary to start repairing parts that entail a greater effort and therefore a greater economic cost, without forgetting that for a few days the machine will not work and this can cause great losses of productivity and money. Therefore, carrying out a review every six months of the machinery and technical equipment that we use on a daily basis in the company will greatly reduce both the economic costs and the health risk that a worker may have to submit to a machine daily.