Machine components are susceptible to premature wear and corrosion due in part to the harsh environments they are placed in. To combat this, here are a few suggestions to keep your machines running:
- Proper lubrication
Always make sure the movable components in the machine are getting the lubrication they need. Lubrication not only keeps parts cooler and moving freely, but also prevents corrosion.
Keep the machine components as well as their environments as clean as practical. This can aid in preventing wear stemming from particle ingression and friction.
- Keep logs
Keep a log of all the PM (preventative maintenance) done on your machines so as to avoid duplication and prolong the life of its components.
If you follow these simple guidelines, it will help prevent breakdowns in your plant and save money.