Machinery maintenance can come at a significant price, in time and capital. What can be done to stay competitive and see a positive return on investment (ROI)? Below is a brief look into technological advancements and management strategies designed to minimize maintenance and machinery downtime. The leading cause of unplanned downtime is aging assets. According to maintenance professionals, unscheduled equipment downtime is also a result of mechanical failure, operator error, lack of time for proper maintenance and poor design. One way to diminish the need for upkeep is to install components that require little to no maintenance. An example of this is ultrasonic clamp-on meters. Applied in a variety of situations, such as in water distribution industries, these meters are constructed to be virtually maintenance-free as they do not contain moving parts which may wear over time. Maintenance management is a hefty task. However, by employing the right tools for the job, implementing new technology and upgrading to components with low- to no-maintenance, the longevity and performance of everyday equipment can be improved. For further information on industrial maintenance demands and ways to address them, please see the accompanying resource.
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