Preventive maintenance is a set of periodic tasks for assessment, detection, correction, and predictive actions to help prevent unexpected downtime and costly expenses from unanticipated equipment failure. Maintenance on equipment requires careful planning and scheduling before an actual problem occurs. It also entails keeping records of past inspections and service reports.
During preventative maintenance, potential problems are detected and corrected before equipment failure. In practice, this process may include cleaning, repairs, oil changes, adjustments, lubrication, inspecting and replacing parts and in some cases partial or complete overhauls.
The exact preventive maintenance required varies based on equipment and operation. However, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) can be used as a preventive maintenance checklist to define requirements.
Benefits of Preventative Maintenance
- Production Quality Assurance improvements
- Improve equipment reliability
- Prolonged life of company equipment
- Very limited downtime due to reduced machine failures
- Reduced injury risk
- Fewer expensive repairs due to unexpected equipment failure and require quick fixing
- It also helps in maintaining accurate records of every inspection and servicing
Among the many preventive maintenance software available in the market, the GP MaTe from Mate PCS stands out. It’s a user-friendly maintenance and material management system that integrates inventory control and maintenance planning. In addition, they have modules that support other associated functions, like safety (PSM, MOC, and LOTO), operator tours, inspections and calibrations, procurement and budgeting.
GP Mate is an integrated tool that supports operations, engineering, maintenance, and safety at facilities or plants. It ensures that information flows seamlessly and makes sure decision making dramatically reduces the possibility of follow-up actions falling through the cracks.
The key thing to note is that the use of preventive maintenance software simplifies the process and ensures preventive maintenance is attainable for any business willing to improve their overall maintenance operations.
As a company looking to simplify tasks and complex processes, the GP Mate software is the best option. To request a free live demo about our preventative maintenance software click here.