Machinery repairs are a normal part of an equipment’s life. If you’re lucky, they will not happen frequently; but if your machine has been getting on in years of use, they may happen more often than you would like. All the same, every time you have to get your equipment to the shop for repair, it is important to remember a few rules to make sure that you get the results that you need, as well as make full use of your investment. To get you started, here are four of the most important of them.
Do: Understand the exact nature of the damage.
There are many types of equipment in facilities, which handle differing functions; as such, when they break down, there may be many sources of issues. It is vital that before you call up a machinery repair company and ask for help, you have a good working idea of what is going wrong with the equipment. If you have no clue as to what is causing the issue, let your repair company personally check the machine so they can better assess it.
Don’t: Commission a repair without consulting your manufacturer’s manual.
It is also important to remember that any repair or servicing that the machine will be subjected to must keep within the prescribed lines of the manufacturer. Do not forget to check your manual for recommendations on repairing any issue; if your issue has not been covered in your manual, call up your manufacturer.
Do: Choose a good repair company.
The quality of the solutions that the machine will get depends on the competence of the team that is providing them. For this reason, make sure that you look into the length of experience of a company, the satisfaction of their previous clients, and the scope of their offered product support and warranty. If it is possible, schedule a consultation with them first before agreeing to anything so that you can gauge the way they provide their services, firsthand. This is more important if you’re looking for more than one type of industrial machine repairs.
Don’t: Fail to check standards and regulations.
Finally, be apprised of the technical considerations that the machine – and any servicing or repair solution that it receives – has to adhere to. This is so that you do not have to worry about not meeting industrial regulations or standards that may put your facility at risk of being fined. Additionally, failing to meet these rules may endanger the equipment, your people, and your operations.