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Why Doesn't Management See The Value Of Preventive Maintenance?

Preventive maintenance is a tough thing to convince management to invest in because you can't see it. Pushing for a budget on something that isn't easily quantifiable is a hard sell in itself, but when you can't even see what you're buying, it's even worse. Fortunately, there are enough reports on the ROI and benefits of doing PM that, with a bit of persuasion, can make it easier to pitc...

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Choosing The Best Lubrication For Your Equipment

Before we get into how to best choose lubricants, a quick disclaimer. Manufacturer recommendations are going to be your best answer as to what lubrication you should be using for your equipment. This post is meant for those who don't have manufacturer specifications to reference, have older equipment, or equipment that has been repaired with parts that are not original. Let's start with ...

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5 Reasons To Do Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is the core of any maintenance program. Unfortunately, many find it hard to convince others it's worth doing or they can't seem to find the time to stick with it. The truth is, the benefits of PM aren't seen right away and it is hard to quantify its value. However, in the long term, PM proves it's worth because of these five reasons.   Reason 1: Extends Equipment L...

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How to Start a Preventive Maintenance Program From Scratch

The point of any preventive maintenance program is to identify equipment failures in their early stages so you, as a maintenance activity can coordinate the man hours and logistics required to prevent breakdowns. Figuring out the best scheduling intervals for different PM tasks can be difficult if you don't have OEM manuals to get you started. Luckily, there have been studies on this top...

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Preventive Maintenance Checklist Worksheet - Free Download

Do you need help starting or managing your PM program? Here is a preventive maintenance checklist worksheet that you can use to help improve your current process. Maintenance managers can enter equipment names, locations, and required tools along with step by step procedures for completing PM work. Using this preventive maintenance checklist worksheet not only makes it easy for technicia...

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Preventive Maintenance Batching - PM Scheduling the Efficient Way

Does your normal preventive maintenance routine have your team doing laps around the facility?  Going from area to area inspecting one thing then going around again to inspect another.  Seems like a waste of time doesn't it?  You might need to take a look at how you're scheduling PM's.  PM batching is a more efficient way of scheduling your work because it groups together like inspection...

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