3 Major Advantages of Automation in Preventive Maintenance
As an entrepreneur or a person in top management you may wonder why preventive maintenance is necessary or important. There is a common saying in English “prevention is better than cure”. It is better to prevent problems than to handle it. There will be lot of concerns in your mind regarding automation and preventive maintenance. With todays advancement in technology , things are possible.
Is automation costly
No ! Not at all! Automation is not at all costly, you need not pay the entire software development charges, whereas you can pay only the subscription charges. It is as easy like recharge your Mobile bill.
Why should I go for automation
Automation is important for speedy and accurate process. Human error can be avoided and it plays a major role in productivity and enhances profit.
My process are secured
With cloud based Management system , your process and other details are secured. There is atmost Security in preventative Maintenance software.
It is tedious to implement
With advanced technology, within span of hours automation will be done. It is not old tedious process where it will take several days.
There are lot of advantages in preventive maintenance where by your industry can be equipped well. Let us discuss three major advantages in preventive maintenance.
1. Reduction of higher maintenance cost
It enables organizations to plan an effective and efficient way of handling tasks. It increases on time work completion rate, thereby the cost spend for failures is minimized. Efficiency and on time delivery of products will improve profitability. Proactive and preventive maintenance has proven to lower costs by catching small service issue before they blossom into giant repair headache. Equipment that is serviced regularly does not have to be “turned over” as frequently. This lowers your equipment failure can have catastrophic consequences. Properly maintaining your equipment will improve operator safety, as well as those that work around your equipment.
2. Asset Management
The equipments are being regularly checked, they are at less risk to break down without notice, therefore creating a safer working environment for employees. Since it follows a preventive maintenance schedule, you are able to keep to a budget while maintaining your equipment. Also you will be able to keep track of all your equipment and pinpoint times when you will need to replace your equipment/asset. When equipment is being checked and maintain, it will be kept in its best shape, therefore extending its lifetime.
To automate your asset/equipment maintenance use Innomaint CMMS to import all your existing asset details, maintenance records and schedules from CSV or Excel to easily migrate from manual maintenance process to computerized maintenance management system.
Define the asset details and store in one place to improve efficiency, uptime and safety by providing Engineers/Operators quick access to asset specifications, manuals and other key product information. Maintain manufacturer related information, like equipment specifications, serial numbers, spare parts, insurance, warranty, preventive maintenance schedules that includes PTW, LOTO, PPE, Safety checks, Inspection, Monitoring, Calibration with customize workflow and approval process.
Asset details can be viewed from mobile application of maintenance supervisor, machine owner, equipment users and service engineers
3. Increased productivity
Better work planning and scheduling maximizes efficiency. Productivity increases to 10% to 20% using Innomaint preventive maintenance software. The productivity enhances in various ways.
- Schedule configuration Management – Approval, inspection and calibration can be handled in a scheduled way. It is customized and systematic workflow management.
- It is mainly helpful in breakdown management, spares management and work order management.
- Reminder, SLA, Escalation – It will ensure that the task will be executed in the right time in a right way. It will remind the respective person to do the job at right time.In case if the job is not done or if it delays it will be escalated to the next level authority
Thus preventive maintenance will result in
- Doing the right work
- Doing the work right
- Focusing on continuous improvement
- Creating an environment for success
- Thinking holistically