Let’s start with an easy question to get the ball rolling. You want to keep your equipment functioning at a high level, correct? That’s a no-brainer; of course you do. Now, how can you make that desire a reality? The best way to make sure your equipment is reliably performing at a high level is to implement preventative maintenance.
Preventative maintenance is also known as planned maintenance. This name captures the just of what the process is. Implementing preventative maintenance processes into your equipment care basically means that you perform routine checks on it, either based on a time or event triggers. Preventative maintenance is more than just keeping a calendar, however. Here are the basics of how it works and what makes this method the best choice for your business:
First—What Preventative Maintenance is Not
It’s Not Constant Maintenance
While preventative maintenance involves consistent scheduled checkups and fixes when necessary, this does not equal constant maintenance. You well know that maintenance isn’t free. Having constant checks and repairs is, in almost all cases, a financial impossibility.
It’s Not Predictive Maintenance
Where preventative maintenance schedules checks based on established equipment statistics, predictive maintenance tries to anticipate failure and preempt it. Essentially, predictive maintenance involves picking out signs and signals that a product may be developing an issue and then fixing it, whereas preventative maintenance relies on known data to provide an upkeep and maintenance schedule to prevent problems before you may even foresee them becoming an issue.
So, How Does Preventative Maintenance Actually Work?
It’s Based on the Numbers
The system you put in place for your equipment maintenance is not arbitrary—it’s based on statistics that you can track. Using software like what REDLIST provides (*ahem* that’s us), you’ll have product knowledge readily available to you to let you know when maintenance will be necessary.
It Integrates Knowledge-Based Tools to Optimize Performance
Preventative maintenance is more than just a system of notifications—it’s a system that helps you help your equipment in the best possible way. The software you’ll use as you implement the maintenance process will keep you up to date on the expected performance of your equipment. Then, as you inspect the equipment, the information you input will be implemented into further equipment reports and maintenance plans.
Preventative maintenance is a cost-effective way to stay up to date on the state of your equipment while making sure that problems are fixed before they have the chance to arise.
At REDLIST, we take the guesswork out of maintenance. You’ll know when maintenance needs to be done, why it needs to be done, and how to do it. Our system updates and evolves based on the information you find as you inspect your equipment, and further maintenance recommendations will be updated accordingly.
Get in touch with us today to find out how we can make your equipment last longer, be more profitable, and cause you less worry.