Posted on 30 July 2020
Why is planned downtime for maintenance so important?
What is planned downtime for maintenance?
Planned downtime for maintenance is scheduled time when your production is limited or shut down to allow for planned maintenance.
Often with pressure of delivery deadlines, it is easy for planned maintenance to be pushed down the priority list and only maintain it when the machine starts causing issues or breaks down or when the quality of the products is being impacted.
Why is planned maintenance so important?
Regular planned maintenance not only safeguards the quality of products produced and stops unplanned downtime, it keeps the machines and equipment healthy, which in turns extends their life span.
Planned maintenance downtime actually reduces the overall amount of machine downtime, as the machines are kept healthy decreasing the likelihood of unplanned downtime. It is also cheaper to maintain machines than to repair them.
How can an Intouch system help schedule your downtime?
Intouch systems can help you plan your maintenance downtime in three ways:
In summary, planning downtime for maintenance, has the following benefits:
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