4020 – 01 – Understanding the Importance of Maintenance
Making sure that you repair and preserve equipment and machines is called maintenance. For thousands of years humans have been using maintenance accompanying advances in mechanics and technology.
Nowadays, machine shops use maintenance for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest jobs of maintenance workers is having shop equipment in a state of readiness, keeping downtime to a minimum. Downtime is when machine production is stopped because of mechanical failure. Downtime can be attributed to financial loses up to 40% of a manufacturing company’s profits. Maintenance needs to be done efficiently to keep costs to a minimum and run machines more often. They need to know how the equipment runs and how the work environment can change the operation of the equipment and then figure out the best way to keep the machine in order.
Proper maintenance ensures that everyone is safe in the workplace.
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