7 Key Elements for Proactive Equipment Management

An effective maintenance program lengthens machine life, keeps your equipment productive, increases resale value and reduces unscheduled downtime.

WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR MAINTENANCE PROGRAM?

1. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Complete maintenance and service recommended in your Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM).

2. SOS FLUID ANALSIS

Analyze oil, coolant and hydraulic fluids for wear indicators. Talk to your Cat® dealer about your results.

3. INSPECTIONS

Regularly look for signs—smoke, leaks, lagging performance. Identify causes and service or repair

4. REPAIR MANAGEMENT

Plan and select repair options, schedule major repairs and control costs.

5. OPERATOR TRAINING

Train your operators. Operating practices dramatically impact performance and component wear. Teach your operators to help reduce operating costs.

6. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Good scheduling helps you make sure critical maintenance gets done and keeps your operation as productive as possible.

7. RECORD KEEPING

Record keeping consists of full documentation on machine history, component life and cost information. It helps you identify high-cost or problem areas, track work flow, control costs and increase machine resale value.

 

Comments:

  1. Take note of who is working, when they are working and who is available to work if someone doesn’t show up for his or her shift. Effective managers post schedules well enough in advance for employees to receive notice, which enables them to be prepared for the week.

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