Industrial machinery will always encounter problems due to the heavy workloads they endure, but repair services can often be avoided with proper maintenance. Here we look at some top tips for machinery maintenance so you can avoid the costly downtime needed for repairs.
Monitor Machine Usage and Operators
It is a good idea to keep a record of machine usage so you know exactly how long a machine has been used for and who was operating it. This will help identify any overloading issues, and help eliminate operator incompetence by identifying anyone responsible for unnecessary wear and tear on the machine.
Conduct Regular Maintenance Checks
A regular maintenance schedule will allow you to identify any minor issues before they develop into major problems. Also keep a record of the expected service life timeframe for each component in the machine, and regularly check it to stay on top of any necessary parts replacement.
Keep Clean and Lubricate Appropriately
Any machinery parts that require lubrication should be lubricated appropriately with the correct lubricant. Original manufacturers should provide advice on lubrication, in terms of using grease or oil and the amount and frequency it needs to be applied. Also implement a regular cleaning schedule which will also help extend the service life of the machinery’s components.
Implement Correct Machinery Storage
Wear and tear can also occur when the machinery is not in use if it is not stored correctly. Some machinery types should be covered when not in use, while other must be kept away from outdoor elements and other environment factors such as dust and dirt.
Gearbox Repair Services in Yorkshire
Some machinery breakdowns are unavoidable due to natural wear and tear, and this can often be the case with gearboxes used in industrial machinery. However, all is not lost as businesses in the UK can benefit from the gearbox repair service available through YB Components.
We are based in Yorkshire and you can simply send us your gearbox for a full inspection and report, which we provide free of charge.
Rest assured our gearbox repair services are carried out under strict controls, with the likes of new gears sourced from the original gearbox manufacturer if they are still available. Alternatively we can have them specially cut to sample. Any bearings that require replacing will be SKF and FAG where possible, with all necessary seals included.
All our repairs carry a full 12 month warranty, and we will advise you about alternative solutions if your gearbox cannot be repaired within a reasonable budget.
If you require a gearbox repair service, then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading gearbox suppliers and gearbox repair services in Yorkshire. Our gearbox inspection and report is free of charge, plus we keep local stocks of all component parts so we can ship them out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.