Even if you take great care of your industrial machinery, that type of equipment must stand up to an incredible amount of abuse. Here is a quick glimpse at four industrial parts that you must carefully inspect at least once or twice a year so that you can catch minor problems before they become expensive issues.
Your company’s vehicles are probably going to be used almost every single day, and that type of wear and tear can take a toll on all of the mechanical components. Over time, you might begin to notice issues such as squealing belts, loud brakes, and rough starts. Luckily, most car problems can easily be avoided as long as you regularly inspect the vehicles. You also need to have each vehicle serviced by a professional mechanic at least once every 30,000 miles.
Modern steam generators are designed to last for years, but you still need to keep a close eye on that equipment. At the very least, you should take a close look at all of the valves and gaskets to make sure that they aren’t cracked or leaking. If you want to further protect your generators, then you might want to invest in an automatic flushing system that regularly empties and cleans the basins.
Any piece of equipment that has a cutting surface must be regularly serviced, and that includes machining tools. Once every few months, you might want to inspect those tools to ensure that they have been properly sharpened and lubricated. Another simple step that you can take to keep your machining tools running smoothly is to have the employees thoroughly clean them every few weeks so that shavings don’t get caught in the motors or filters.
Any company that uses heavy equipment should also have all of the pertinent safety equipment. That includes devices such as industrial fire extinguishers, air filtration units, and fire suppression systems. Depending on where your company is located, regularly inspecting all of those devices and systems could be a legal requirement, and you will be fined if you don’t have the proper inspection paperwork.
In addition to looking over that type of equipment on your own, you can also want to hire a professional contractor for annual inspections and maintenance. Many heavy equipment contractors offer relatively affordable service contracts, and those maintenance calls could help you avoid expensive and time-consuming problems down the road.