Periodic maintenance is a process that ensures hoists work in good condition throughout their life span. Regular maintenance imposes consistent inspection, servicing, cleaning, and other critical maintenance activities to prevent unpredicted breakdowns.
Basic maintenance like cleaning and lubricating the load chain, inspecting cables, pendent, control panel, and standard and discard criteria of each part should be inspected periodically. It is better to avoid breakdowns by periodic inspection rather than the occurrence of unexpected breakdowns resulting in production loss.
How Periodic Maintenance Works
Assuming asset breakdown can be foreseen with some degree of accuracy over time is crucial to the success of scheduled maintenance. If you estimate how long an asset can function normally, you can schedule maintenance visits at optimal times. The goal is to do maintenance on the machinery before any problems arise. Data collected over time, whether through metrics or actual experiments, is the basis for estimating how far in advance of a maintenance schedule necessary repairs will be.
Why is Periodic Maintenance Service Important?
The loss of productivity and profitability can be substantial in many manufacturing facilities. For example, when a piece of machinery fails to function as intended owing to a lack of periodic maintenance, the company loses revenue. Maintaining a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule for your machines will help mitigate the financial impact of equipment breakdown.
Unnoticed problems in machinery operation might decrease output or result in a worse quality finished product. Sales may take a hit, but the company’s image and the quality of the factory’s production could also be harmed.
The safety implications of machinery and equipment failure are much more severe than the financial consequences. Machines that are generally safe to operate can become dangerous if they are not serviced regularly.
Machine failures that go unnoticed due to a lack of periodic maintenance might result in severe harm or even death. On the other hand, by doing routine checks, technicians can identify and fix problems before they worsen.
The preliminary expenditures involved in developing periodic schedules are pretty low. Using past data and analysis for a periodic maintenance program is more cost-effective than purchasing costly new hardware.
Periodic maintenance is planned and carried out whether or not there are visible indicators of deterioration. Periodic maintenance operates under the assumption that a machine’s eventual breakdown is predictable. It’s a method of upkeep for machines with a lifespan that can be estimated from experience. Assets with a higher propensity for unpredictable breakdowns are less likely to reap the benefits of regular maintenance. At some places, chain pulley blocks are thrown away (literally) after one or couple of uses. KITO’s chain pulley blocks have high durability, and with proper maintenance they can be used for a very long time compared to other brands.
What Makes the Services Offered by KITO Different?
- VFD & CH Meter
KITO hoists’ inbuilt VFD & CH meter records reading for “Total Running Hours” and “Total Number of Operations”. These readings are helpful for maintenance schedules to be planned in advance.
- Trained Maintenance Personnel
A properly trained maintenance team is responsible for quality maintenance and is equipped with machines’ technical functionality. KITO understands that larger facilities may include a wide variety of assets, some of which may have become twisted over time. Therefore, our team ensures that all checks are carried out seamlessly. We also provide on-site training to the maintenance staff that can help combat emergencies.
- Standardizing Maintenance Work
When we talk about maintenance, we’re talking about a wide range of sophisticated operations, such as regular checks, servicing, cleaning, and repairs. That’s why it’s so important to have comprehensive maintenance standards incorporating cutting-edge technology and industry best practices. So you can count on getting reliable results every time. Our KITO team provides standard operating procedures (SOPs), develops comprehensive maintenance checklists, and outline safety rules in detail for you.
- Spares Recommendation Manuals
There is no requirement for a comprehensive stock of spare parts. Keeping a large supply of individual components in the inventory is impractical. However, in the event of a breakdown or emergency, our experts will give detailed manuals outlining the spare parts we recommend you keep handy, guaranteeing the hoist’s safe and efficient functioning.
- Facilitating the Preventative Maintenance Department
In manufacturing, Preventative Maintenance is a systematic program used to maximize the efficiency and lifespan of industrial machinery. Manufacturers try to prevent equipment failures by routinely inspecting and repairing any issues that may arise with the machinery.
The downtime caused by faulty parts is usually more significant because they fuse or become embedded in other components. Due to this, the time needed to clear away debris and free parts from frozen shafts and other mechanisms has increased. Part replacement as part of a preventative maintenance program allows for more efficient maintenance during scheduled downtime and lessens the frequency of unscheduled outages.
KITO products operate with high durability standards. KITO products are equipped with VFD & CH meters, guiding the maintenance team to perform preventive maintenance. Our manuals are guided with spares recommendation as well. This would help the operation team to plan in advance, ensuring a smooth and safe operation of the hoist.
Reactive maintenance is almost three times more expensive than proactive maintenance. So periodic maintenance is much more important for any machine to work smoothly and efficiently to achieve long-term cost savings.