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You Depend On Your Machinery: 4 Tips To Keep Your Custom Parts Running Smoothly

You depend on your equipment. You spend extra money on custom parts to make sure that your equipment runs properly. The last thing you want is to have those parts wear out before their time. Mechanical breakdowns wreak havoc on your budget. First, you lose money because production is affected during a breakdown. Second, you lose money due to the cost of additional repairs. You can protect your custom parts by following the tips provided below.

Keep Your Employees Properly Trained

When you have employees operating your equipment on a daily basis, you need to ensure that they're properly trained. Even if your employees receive proper training during their initial probationary period, they may forget vital information after a while. Not only that, but guidelines can change. If your employees are not properly trained, you could be facing additional down time with your equipment. Prevent down time by holding regular training sessions for all your employees.

Require Twice-Daily Equipment Inspections

The equipment in your workshop takes a beating every day. Daily inspections of your equipment can catch minor problems before they become production-stopping catastrophes. You can prevent unforeseen breakdowns by requiring twice-daily inspections of all your equipment. Train your employees to inspect their equipment at the beginning – and end – of each shift. Pay close attention to hoses and fittings, as well as any gaskets and seals that might be on the parts. The twice-daily inspections will allow you to keep your equipment well maintained.

Demand Clean Work Stations

Unkempt workstations can undermine the integrity of your equipment, and can lead to workplace accidents. To protect your equipment – and your employees – it's important that you demand clean work stations. Dirt, dust and metal shavings can damage custom equipment parts. Train your employees to clean their work stations before leaving each day, and to clean up intermittently throughout the workday.

Maintain Thorough Maintenance Records

If you run a large operation, it can be tough to keep track of your equipment. Maintaining thorough maintenance records will ensure that you can monitor all your equipment. Your maintenance records should include the date of the maintenance, the type of maintenance performed, and any problems that were identified during the maintenance.

You spend a lot of money on the custom parts for your equipment. Avoid costly repairs and downtime by providing the proper care for those parts. The tips provided here will help you keep your machinery running smoothly. Contact a company like Production Speed Fixtures for more info.