Tracking Equipment Downtime

Tracking Equipment Downtime is Worth the EffortThe Dangers of Ignoring Downtime DataUnexpected equipment failures (downtime) lead to costly interruptions in the process flow, additional damage to expensive equipment and product losses. Downtime may also divert limited maintenance resources away from preventive maintenance (PM) duties. These consequences of downtime lead to expensive overtime hours and reduced preventive maintenance completion rates. In extreme cases, this can eventually lead to a chaotic “run-to-fail”…

Preventive Maintenance Software Shortcuts

preventive maintenance softwareMaintSmart preventive maintenance software handles PM either as a work order or from the special calendar-based PM screen. From this preventive maintenance screen each preventive maintenance item is a separate equipment, task, assigned person, start date and due date. By managing PMs this way preventive maintenance may be tracked more precisely and reliability analysis MTBF may be sued to suggest failure-preventing preventive maintenance. It may seem that the…

Preventative Maintenance Work Order

Preventative Maintenance Work Orders

Preventative Maintenance Work Orders This CMMS has two ways to create a preventative maintenance work order. The work order screen is the default way that all work is issued and managed for all CMMS software systems. This CMMS can work this same way. For the purposes of this discussion, we will consider preventative maintenance (PMs) to be repetitive work performed during specific intervals or work triggered by elapsed time, cycles…