Are you keeping up with your Preventive Maintenance? With the current economic situation we are all facing, it is more important than ever to take great care of the equipment we have. With staff cuts or hours being reduced, it is natural for certain things to be overlooked. Much like an oil change every 3,000 miles for our vehicles, you need to have certain preventive maintenance for the machinery you own in your mill.
Simple preventive maintenance items can save you money by keeping costly repair expense down, greatly reducing your downtime and increasing the life of your machinery.
Basic preventive maintenance schedules typically include a schedule for oiling chain and greasing bearings, checking chain drives for loose chains that need tightening, and making sure the machine is free from debris and sawdust.
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