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What is preventive maintenance (PM)?
« on: September 05, 2019, 08:43:52 AM »
What is preventive maintenance (PM)?

Preventive maintenance is maintenance that is regularly performed on a piece of equipment to lessen the likelihood of it from failing. It is performed while the equipment is still working so that it does not break down unexpectedly. In terms of the complexity of this maintenance strategy, it falls between reactive (or run-to-failure maintenance).   

        Types of preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance can be scheduled on a time or usage based trigger. Letís look at an example for each.

Time-based preventive maintenance

A typical example of a time-based preventive maintenance trigger is a regular inspection on a piece of equipment that would severely impact production in the event of a breakdown.

Usage-based preventive maintenance

Usage-based triggers after a certain amount of kilometres, hours, or production cycles. An example of this trigger is a machine which might be scheduled for service every 10,000 cycles.

Advantages of preventive  maintenance:
Equipment will be more efficient.
Savings on your resources.
Longer lasting equipment.
Full and acurate information on equipment.
A more motivated and efficient team.