How can preventive maintenance help you avoid equipment downtime?
Why do we maintain our cars but not our balances? It's clear that preventive maintenance of cars has a beneficial impact on their performance and lifespan. The same principle applies to your balance, which is why METTLER TOLEDO developed the guide: 11 Reasons Preventive Maintenance Pays Off.
Preventive maintenance (PM) in combination with calibration activities is the most economical approach to ensuring productive and accurate equipment performance. Preventive maintenance is designed to avoid breakdowns through regular monitoring of equipment deterioration and restoring equipment to proper condition. The most compelling reason for an integrated Preventive maintenance program is reduced costs through reduced probability of equipment breakdowns and extension of equipment life.
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Downsides of reactive maintenance
Reactive maintenance may be described as an approach where equipment is allowed to run until failure, when it is then either repaired or replaced. While this may save money in the short term, negative aspects outweigh perceived savings. Disadvantages include poor production planning and a higher risk of out-of-tolerance products which leads to a higher scrap output. Overall maintenance costs tend to increase as well, as emergency repairs take place at list cost without any discounts applied.
The graphic below documents the negative impacts of reactive maintenance and how costly it is to deploy financial and human resources in the correction rather than prevention of errors.