Preventative and reactive maintenance are critical in keeping a manufacturing process running without downtime. More and more often, manufacturers are moving towards preventative and reactive maintenance schemes to ensure minimal losses to their production.
Research conducted by Oneserve, in partnership with British manufacturers, found that downtime costs UK manufactures massively, in the region of £180bn a year. The research also found that a large number of working days lost annually in manufacturing, are due to faulty machinery, equating to 49 hours of work and £31,000 per UK company.
Chris Proctor, CEO of Oneserve, said: “It is truly shocking to see the scale of losses business endure due to machine downtime. It is clear that existing maintenance processes aren’t working and the time has come for predictive methods to become the norm, not the exception.”
To help combat this disabling issue of downtime for UK manufacturers, Impact Technical Services, offer a range of preventative maintenance packages from monthly inspections to an annual strip down on everything from a single fan to a centralised air system or waste extraction system, ensuring downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. Impact’s nationwide team of highly skilled and experienced engineers are on hand to carry out maintenance and emergency call out work.
Vibration analysis and condition monitoring, provide early diagnosis of a fault, saving time, money and prevent catastrophic failure, and are just some methods of preventative maintenance in which Impact specialises. Impact’s engineers can perform servicing and reactive repairs to many machines on-site, such as fans, compactors, bin lifters, balers, spark suppression systems, sheets shredders, humidification and cooling systems, oil mist elimination systems and many more.
Impact recently provided preventative maintenance at an anaerobic digestion plant located in Cambridgeshire. Six processing fans which range from 110kW-200kW, each needed replacement parts and balancing without causing any downtime. The maintenance involved fitting replacement impellers, shafts, bearings and couplings, and the Impact engineers carried out fan balancing, non-destructive testing and motor overhauling to complete the maintenance.
Impact was recently called out to an emergency maintenance situation when a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical and food packaging had their emission stacks blown down in high winds. Within two hours of the call, Impact engineers had completed a full site survey and went on to complete the job the same day.
Impact understands the cost and stress that can be associated with a breakdown, and therefore machine downtime, and will work tirelessly and efficiently to get its customers back online.
Some of the many benefits of a service contract with Impact include:
- Substantially reduced labour rates
- Priority call out
- Discounted spare parts
- Simple & easy to understand contract (no jargon)
- Easy payment options
- On site report compilation
- Electronic signature capture
- Dedicated field software
- Multi-skilled engineers
- IPAF/SPA & others