Your Preventative Maintenance Plan
By Randy Vansparrentak
had a slew of instruments, expensive equipment and a whole
team of experts to help me maintain the nuclear power plant
on board our submarine when I was in the Navy. If we ever
failed, it would stop generating electricity and trigger many
other deadly consequences. You may not have a whole team of
experts in-house or millions of dollars of instrumentation
but if you fail to maintain your ironer, it will quickly consume
more and more electricity, triggering many other costly consequences,
until it stops running altogether.
maintenance managers know some stopgap tricks to keep their
ironers and other equipment up and running once trouble starts.
I preach about preventative maintenance because I've seen
over and over that stopping trouble before it starts prevents
downtime, saves money, and eliminates yet another headache
that laundry owners just don't need. It also prevents safety
issues from becoming issues. I’m not offering a few
quick tips here (we’re available for in-depth maintenance
classes at your plant). This is about planned, scheduled maintenance
as a mindset. It’s important.
are spending a fortune buying new equipment that saves on
energy costs yet setting up a preventative maintenance program
costs almost nothing and starts saving on energy almost immediately.
Add the extra life and productivity of the equipment, the
savings in spare parts and installation and the peace of mind
that you won’t be affected by downtime today and it’s
an easy call.
better to talk now about maintenance then later about a complete
Randy at 800.222.9954 or see http://www.talleymachinery.com/index.shtml
away the sandpaper and tell your workers to stop scraping
and scrubbing the cylinders. The new Kleeno Cylinder cleaning
pad is the first and only cleaning pad material designed specifically
for cleaning cylinder ironers. Just feed it into the ironer
and it automatically removes dirt, grime and chemical buildup
in a few short minutes. Potentially dangerous, manual cleaning
is no longer required.
to see a customer today it occurred to me that ironer maintenance
is just like car maintenance. If we pay attention to tire
pressure, for example, it saves wear on the brakes, helps
them stop the car faster and improves safety. If we simply
keep the ironer chests clean and run a wax cloth through the
ironer every two hours with the proper amount of wax in the
pocket, it saves the roll covers, springs, pads and cleaning
pads, they will last longer and perform like new for a longer
period of time after installation. Ignoring ironer upkeep
puts the brakes on production, or at least makes it cost more
to keep production rates up. Call me anytime with questions
or email email@example.com.
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