Providing you with the proven benefits of Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Services.
Good Predictive and Preventive Maintenance programs are well documented and include many benefits. Implementation may reduce production downtime and reduce equipment costs by minimizing unnecessary repairs and reducing labor costs through fewer catastrophic failures. These programs provide improved ability to "schedule" downtime for repairs, improved product quality, increased safety of equipment and increased plant efficiency thereby improving overall performance.
Preventive Maintenance is typically triggered by a predetermined timeline, rather than a specific need or failure. The timeline may be established based upon a manufacturer's recommendation, age of the equipment, experience or planned maintenance shut-downs. These activities are intended to (and typically do) prolong equipment life. However, these activities may not take into account such things as how the equipment is loaded, which can lead to unnecessary and costly maintenance activities.
Predictive Maintenance activities typically monitor equipment trends based on sampling intervals, with the intention of providing information required to predict an issue before it actually occurs. Downtime and costs may be dramatically reduced by predicting critical failures before they occur. Some of the tools used to trend equipment conditions include: vibration analysis, infrared thermography, oil sampling and analysis, motor circuit analysis, alignment checks and many others.
Kirby Risk can provide you with assistance in both of these maintenance areas. We will start with an initial audit of your facility, identify machine requirements and critical equipment, and provide a detailed plan of recommended procedures. Upon completion of each scheduled visit, Kirby Risk technicians will prepare and deliver a report document including findings and/or suggestions regarding equipment condition.
Why Outsource a PM Program?
By contracting Kirby Risk as your Preventative/Predictive Maintenance Service provider, you can be assured that an unbiased and technically accurate report will be written to direct your resources appropriately. Our technicians are cross trained in multiple industrial manufacturing techniques and bring a wealth of knowledge with them on every service call. By outsourcing, you can reduce the expensive need for capital equipment and recurring training expenses. In addition, you will have access to trained technicians on an emergency basis if needed.
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