Current trends in industrial maintenance
Over the last few decades, strict quality regulations and competitive pressure have obliged companies to transform their maintenance departments.
These changes have involved turning a department that carries out repairs and replaces parts or entire machines into a unit that adds significant value to the productivity of the company as a whole through the application of new techniques and practices.
Given the current scenario, it’s essential for large and medium-sized companies alike to implement a maintenance strategy to increase the useful life of their components, thus improving the availability of their equipment and its reliability, which has a direct impact on the productivity of the plant.
The keys to having a successful maintenance programme that leads to greater profitability are listed below:
Evolution of maintenance: maintenance management has evolved significantly over time. Day-to-day industrial maintenance is leaving the past behind; many companies today endorse the approach whereby “maintenance isn’t an expense; it’s an investment.”
The first type of maintenance carried out by companies was the so-called corrective maintenance, also known as emergency maintenance. This type of maintenance consists of dealing with issues with equipment when it breaks down, repairing or replacing damaged parts or units. This approach became obsolete since a maintenance programme that focuses on dealing with breakdowns as and when they occur involves high costs in terms of lower productivity and quality issues.
This explains the emergence of preventive maintenance, which involves periodically checking equipment and replacing certain components in accordance with statistical estimates, very frequently provided by the manufacturer. This type of maintenance enables a reduction in the cost of unplanned maintenance and unexpected errors, in such a way that the reliability of equipment increases.
When a preventive maintenance programme is incorporated by a company it’s essential to know and evaluate the performance of the programme in order to justify its existence and ensure its continuity within the company.
The success of the maintenance programme depends on the commitment of the organisation as a whole.
JORMAT’s objective is provide companies with a COMPREHENSIVE electrical maintenance service.
- Corrective maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
- Electrical spare parts
Advantages of signing up for JORMAT’s comprehensive electrical maintenance service:
- Access to resources not internally available to the Customer
- Increased flexibility in maintenance budget management
- Simplification of maintenance budget process
- Incorporation of best practices, know-how, competencies and skills
- Faster implementation of changes and organisational/technical improvements
- Reduction in stoppage times
- Reduction of real production rate to ideal rate
- Improvement in quality index of the products
- Increased trust in equipment