Let us get it straight from the start: Well-functioning maintenance with excellently trained maintenance staff will change your company. And it will do so sustainably!
Processes as you knew them up to now will be completely different. Spare parts stocks, including the necessary storage space, will be reduced because unplanned failures will practically no longer occur. Suddenly, you no longer simply replace components every two years just because the manufacturer recommends it. Even better, you no longer have to wait for something to break and then repair it, reducing the need for stand-by time and staff to be there just in case. Because of better maintenance, your equipment will run and last much longer. This saves budget and time. This ensures delivery reliability and even shortened delivery times. This contributes to relaxed, conscientious work without unforeseen disturbances. You will enjoy higher turnover and, in the end, even spend less money on maintenance than before.
On the other hand, your maintenance employees will be given new tasks that arise in connection with Predictive Maintenance. This is how a new maintenance develops that you can not only rely on, but that also thinks ahead and along with you: fewer emergencies, fewer calls at the weekend, fewer calls at night.
A complex process that we accompany with Senzoro, our ideas, our service and our products to ensure real sustainability in the companies we serve. So much for the ideal case, this "Yes, that would be really fantastic, but ..." Honestly - what we really see when we walk through factories today is something completely different:
Really well and consistently applied maintenance technology changes the organisation and processes in the company.
Fascinating technology and expensive equipment is lying around in maintenance - from thermal imaging cameras to ultrasound equipment to oil analysis cases etc. with a thick layer of dust on them – because nobody uses or can use all that. You can be surprised or annoyed about that, sure. But it is worth asking why this is so:
On the one hand, it is often old-fashioned, unnecessarily complicated operating procedures that make fluent, intuitive use almost impossible, or at least really difficult.
On the other hand, the problem is already apparent in the accompaniment of the start-up with these devices. Many manufacturers sell a device to maintenance, explain it briefly and point out that the way maintenance staff work has to change in parallel. And that is it. However, manufacturers must not only be concerned with simply selling the new technology. It must also be a real concern for them to really accompany the maintenance staff in their use.
To make it more vivid: Think back for a moment to your first driving lessons. It was not enough to be told how to drive a car on the "training ground" in fine weather. You were probably still happy about how easy it felt at first.
On the busy road, however, it was much more complicated (that is how it is when the new devices are used in daily practice). Do you remember the night drive or the drive in the rain? Honestly: not so easy the first time to get your bearings and, above all, really exhausting, is not it? You therefore have to practise in driving school so that you experience as many of these situations as possible yourself, but supervised, and have someone by your side who can help and explain.
That is how you get safety. It is no different in maintenance and the use of new technology.
In practice, everything is more complicated. Many special cases arise, nothing is simple and clear any more. This is exactly why a maintainer has to be able to try things out, to practise, so that he can experience as many different, individual situations as possible and ask questions if necessary. In 80% of all cases, he can certainly manage on his own. But in the 20% of cases where this is not the case, he will be glad to have support. And only then will he stay on the ball and the use of the new technology become routine.
Predictive maintenance is just like the variety of car types that can cause additional headaches: There are so many different designs that differ dramatically from one another. For all of them, however, once you have decided, it is essential to learn how to "operate" them.
Really well and consistently applied maintenance technology changes the organisation and processes in the company. A complex adaptation process that we accompany directly with Senzoro. This is how we ensure sustainability. Because: For us, selling the Ultrasound Condition Monitoring System is not the ultimate purpose of our company. The Ultrasound Condition Monitoring System is much more: it is a means to really get an organisation from A to B. A very good one at that, too.
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Ensuring sustainability: Ultrasound Condition Monitoring System - the means to an end
Autor: DI. Mag. Markus Loinig