Updated: Jun 12
Special thanks to ENGINEERLIVE.com and Louise Smyth for letting us join the conversation. Yes its true, ENGINEERLIVE is in England that is why we get to use the cool English spelling for "computerised." Check out the article Tips on building a computerised maintenance management system. Here is an excerpt from the article.
The use of a CMMS (computerised maintenance management system) to document and report on preventative maintenance performance has become a necessity, particularly in manufacturing facilities with automated production process controls. When heavy machinery maintenance is handled by a CMMS, in conjunction with a dedicated maintenance staff, the results are often reflected almost immediately in reduced downtime and decreased recordable safety incidents due to faulty equipment.
It is important to remember, however, that a CMMS is only as strong as the preventative maintenance program that it’s built around. When building a CMMS platform for heavy machinery maintenance, it is critical to properly evaluate your equipment, your current maintenance staff workloads, and the production standards of your facility so the CMMS is finely tuned to your individual maintenance needs. Although automated systems can seem to require mountainous sums of variables and exception allowances, if your CMMS is built with the consideration of the following 5 points as your references, your preventative maintenance automation should be a smooth integration.
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