Heavy machinery, especially the ones that are regularly heavy, often stop working without any warning. This is really problematic, because this may not only hinder any on-going project but also cost you a lot of money. While this is a serious issue, it can be easily avoided. You just have to be aware of and practice some precautionary measures.
The process of regular maintenance isn’t particularly easy and requires commitment from your end. Many people believe that changing the machine’s oil and its filters is enough to keep it running. Although these are very important tasks, they are not nearly enough. One of the most important aspects of machine maintenance is periodic inspections. Only an expert can help you identify problems with your machine so that you can fix them before your machine stops working.
Sending oil and fuel samples to an analytical lab is very important. It can provide you with detailed data, which helps you recognize preventable problems before they turn into systematic failures. This will also help you save money and avoid unnecessary delays and accidents.
Another important part of regular maintenance is the collection of electronic data. Invest in the tools and gadgets that can save electronic data from your machine. This process shows any glitch in the system, which you can then be quickly resolved.
Know details on optimum utilization
To be able to maintain and repair your heavy machinery, you must know the ins and outs of it closely. The most efficient way to do this is to read the manuals that come with each machine. These manuals have all the information regarding the workings of your machine and its different parts. It also comes with information on how to take care of the machine and the service requirements that you require regularly.
If you closely follow the instruction manual, then you will also know how the machine is supposed to behave under different operating conditions. This way you can know what to expect from your machine, which in turn will guide you on how to get the best out of it and make optimum utilization
Keep records about the usage
While knowing your machine well is important, you also must keep all the records of usages and repairing or pre dated history if it’s a used heavy machinery. The records about the usages come in handy when your machine is being inspected. It allows the special expert to know what to expect from your machine and which parts to check first. The repairing record, too, comes in handy to determine the condition your machine is expected to be in in any given moment. You will also know if any part of the particular machine was recently replaced or if replacement is due. Don’t ignore any detail no matter how small, because, when ignored, it can turn a profit into a loss. A little effort can save you a lot of money.