The damage done by unexpected downtime is amplified when contending with just-in-time manufacturing and delivery schedules. Ensuring machines are always operating efficiently is a priority.
Heat, noise, and vibration. These are the hallmarks of productive engineering and manufacturing environments. They can also be part of an early-warning system that highlights impending problems.
The devil’s in the detail when it comes to keeping an operation running smoothly – and a closer look at something as simple as the oil used in machines can be hugely revealing.
Ensuring machines are always operating efficiently is a priority. The need to fit in with just-in-time manufacturing and delivery schedules means the damage done by unexpected downtime gets amplified. There’s no latent capacity waiting to pick up the slack, no spare stock ready to ship.
Given 70% of industrial equipment wear and failure is down to poor or inadequate lubrication , a robust oil condition monitoring and lubrication solutions programme should be at the core of every asset maintenance strategy.
Statistics from UK manufacturers show over half of machine downtime is caused by hidden internal faults. Without regular attention, equipment is likely to fail more frequently and can significantly hinder productivity.