Identify and Stop Minor Issues Before They Become Major Problems
An increasing number of companies are adopting preventative and predictive maintenance strategies to improve their production efficiency, extend equipment life, and manage their maintenance budgets. Much like changing a car’s oil or working out, we design preventative maintenance around long-term performance, not short-term costs. If done correctly, preventive and predictive maintenance strategies can empower your team to proactively plan downtime around your production schedule instead of constantly reacting to costly unplanned downtime. You can achieve this by using a blend of historical data, production demands, and plain common sense to identify and manage minor issues before they balloon into a major breakdown.
When equipment unexpectedly breaks or stops working this can cause potential safety hazards not only for your team but also your customers.
Unfortunately, due to additional upfront planning and perceived costs, many companies struggle to make the first steps towards a preventative maintenance mindset. That’s where Premier Scales & Systems’ Preventative Maintenance Agreements(PMAs) can help. Whether it’s a weekly 10-point check or a biannual calibration, our scale and calibration experts work with your team to design a comprehensive plan that fits your facility’s needs.
Find out if it’s time to rethink your maintenance strategy and request a free preventative maintenance consultation today.
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EXTERIOR CONDITIONS CHECK
The first thing we do is perform an exterior check on your equipment. This step helps us to identify any signs of wear, damage, or possible safety issues that could impede the operation of the equipment.
Once the visual inspection is complete, our calibration experts test the equipment under its as-found conditions. These tests establish a baseline of operation and determine whether the equipment is operating within appropriate tolerances.
LINEARITY TEST WITH CERTIFIED STANDARDS
Our experts then perform a linearity test to ensure the equipment’s accuracy is consistent across multiple test points.
After the as-found data and preliminary values are measured, our team will begin their maintenance with cursory cleaning. This includes removing major debris or build up that could impede equipment functionality.
Next, our team makes any minor physical adjustments needed to ensure accuracy and prevent possible failure. This includes leveling, reseating, and basic repairs. If any major issues requiring new parts or extensive repairs, our team will get in touch with the appropriate customer contact to discuss the options.
INSTRUMENTATION ADJUSTMENT AS NEEDED
After physical adjustments are made, our experts fine-tune the equipment’s performance by running adjustments on indicators.
Once general cleaning and adjustments have been made, our team runs your equipment through a final calibration and linearity test. If the equipment does not pass, further maintenance may be required.
VISIBLE CALIBRATION LABELS
When possible, a visible calibration label will be placed on all equipment. This label is designed to be a quick reference and means of tracking equipment calibrations.
ISO/IEC 17025 OR CUSTOMER SPECIFIED DOCUMENTATION
Our experts will then generate a service report which details the maintenance performed, parts required, and general costs. In addition to the service report, our team will produce a calibration certificate detailing the as found and final measurements, testing methods, and traceability records.
POST ONLINE CERTIFICATES
Finally, our team will post all calibration certificate on or online portal, so they are easily accessible for your team when you need them most.