The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

The Benefits
In many industries, the term, ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ still applies these days. Due to the increasing amounts of downtime we have seen over the past year, we wanted to share and emphasize a few critical benefits of preventive maintenance.
Improved Safety and Quality Conditions
Shot-Blasting-Machines-Market-238x300Performing regular maintenance assures your equipment remains operating under safe conditions and within OSHA standards. Issues with the machine can be found and eliminated before they become problematic opposed to after. This keeps both the machine and operators safe while reducing the risk of injury or fines.

Fewer Large-Scale Repairs & Downtime 
Planned preventive maintenance may cause a small interruption in production, but it is nothing compared to downtime caused by breakdown or large-scale repairs which will indefinitely interfere with operations. These situations end up costing much more due to emergency shipments, overtime labor, and no product being moved or created.
Conserve Assets & Lengthen Life of Equipment
Quality equipment only stays quality equipment if it receives the care it deserves.EmpireProFinish_PIC-e1368192061120 (1) If it is routinely serviced on a maintenance schedule, the equipment will perform better and have a longer life. What is the

point of paying more money for quality equipment, if it isn’t maintained? When the machine performs better, it will lessen the waste of materials, improve run times, and allow workers involved with the machine to focus on the job they are intended to do.
Though there are many benefits to preventive maintenance, those are the ones that we believe are the most crucial to a company. Many people understand the benefits of preventive maintenance but never take action in implementing one. Why is that? The reason is because it is very dependent on the cooperation of all parties involved. It takes organization, communication, ideas, and knowledge of everyone involved with the equipment to successfully run a a preventive maintenance program where the benefits will exceed the costs.
Preventive Maintenance We Offer
We have a team of knowledgeable field technicians that travel around the Upper Midwest to work with companies on setting up and implementing preventive maintenance. Their specialties include: Air Blast Systems, Pneumatic Recovery, Reclaim Systems, Wheel Blast Systems, Vibratory Systems, Wide Belt Sanders, and more. For a limited time only, we are offering 10% off labor for 2018 preventive maintenance if you schedule before 1/30/2017.
To learn more about our preventive maintenance program, please email us or call us at (800) 322-1413.

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