Preventive Maintenance Makes Good Dollars and Sense

Originally titled 'Throwback Thursday: Preventive Maintenance Makes Good Dollars and Sense'

In the recent past I’ve blogged about the importance of systemized mold maintenance and the many benefits it brings to those who practice it. Today I’m blogging about preventive maintenance, but not for molds – for CNC machines.

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In the recent past I’ve blogged about the importance of systemized mold maintenance and the many benefits it brings to those who practice it. Today I’m blogging about preventive maintenance, but not for molds – for CNC machines.

Much like molds, your machines are expensive and are only making you money when they are running the way you need them to. By proactively monitoring the CNC machines in your shop you significantly reduce the risk of having a breakdown when you can least afford it. That is what my Throwback Thursday article addresses. Written by Robbie Williams from Okuma America Corporation, this informative piece was published in MMT’s September 2013 issue.

A key quote from the article: “…studies show that reactive maintenance programs on average cost 12 percent to 18 percent more that preventive maintenance programs.” Something to think about, and hopefully it provides a good reason to click here to read the rest of the article. Williams discusses additional benefits to be gained by setting up a CNC preventive maintenance program, and he supplies a ready-made checklist on how that program should be implemented.

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