Once you own a set of heavy machinery, the aim is to maintain your equipment so that it lasts as long as humanly possible. In addition to improving the lifecycle of the machines, proper construction maintenance can also lead to increased efficiency when operating the tool.

When acquiring your industrial equipment supply,  it must come with a manual with suggested repair intervals. It might be useful to keep a chart for your machines so that you know when these cycles come up so that you can prepare ahead.

Being diligent with the heavy equipment service plan helps avoid expensive maintenance. Regular monitoring helps foresee when damage is likely to happen, allowing you to come up with a solution to issues before they occur. To better maximize your equipment’s machine life, here are simple steps you can do to prevent expensive maintenance cost:

Tip #1. Commit to a preventive maintenance measure.

Preventive maintenance helps to predict change and breakage of your machinery. It involves corrective steps that are constantly taken to ensure performance, effectiveness, and stability. These corrective measures include frequent systematic review, alteration, performance monitoring and analysis, and replacement of parts.

Committing to a preventive maintenance program extends not only the equipment life but also minimizes unscheduled repairs caused by the wear and tear of the equipment. It is an all-inclusive deliberate approach to handling the equipment from the moment the machinery is acquired to the end of its life cycle. Benefits of an effective preventive maintenance measure include:

  • Reduced unexpected breakage
  • Extended machine life
  • Improved resale price
  • Enhanced hardware and system reliability
  • Decreased expensive parts replacement
  • Improved inventory management of equipment parts

Tip #2. Identify significant causes of equipment failure.

Part of a successful preventive maintenance measure is the detection of possible triggers for the breakdown of your equipment. By discovering possible causes of failure before it happens, you can save hundreds of dollars a month and maintain reliable business processes.

Below are the three main types of machinery failure and their solutions:

  • Sudden failure happens when the system fails without warning. Typically, the reason for this is evident. The component is then repaired or replaced, and the machine is returned to service by your industrial equipment supply vendor.
  • Intermittent failure occurs occasionally and unexpectedly. The trigger for such a breakdown can be difficult to determine. Intermittent failure is stressful, expensive in maintenance, and can typically be avoided by predicting and resolving the cause during repairs.
  • Gradual failure is absolutely avoidable by carrying out routine repairs and examinations. Wearing parts and components are recognized to be near the end of their lifetime and are changed before a failure happens.

Anticipating malfunction is at the essence of all preventive maintenance initiatives. Comprehensive knowledge of the equipment systems is crucial to predicting what is prone to failure if maintenance work is overlooked.

Tip #3. Train your machine operators effective equipment operation.

Competent machine operators are more efficient and cause less equipment to wear than poorly trained employees. Properly trained workers should be more careful of their equipment and more likely to look after it before, during, and after construction work. This will save you money in maintenance and replacements.

Establishing preventive measures for your equipment is crucial to every heavy equipment owner.