When you purchase new equipment for your factory, you want it to last a long time. Keep these tips in mind as you purchase and maintain machines so that you get your money’s worth.
Choose Galvanized Equipment
Most machines are made out of metal, which is strong and able to withstand high temperatures and pressures. However, steel, iron, and copper are still susceptible to corrosion. To avoid having your investments ruined by rust, only purchase machines that have been treated by hot dip galvanizing equipment. Once metal pieces are coated with melted zinc, they resist corrosion and last longer.
Use the Right Fuel
Once you have your new machines, always check the preferred energy source before refueling. Some equipment uses gasoline; others rely on electricity, solar power, and geothermal energy. Using the wrong energy source increases the chances of destroying your machine’s interior and causes breakdowns. Additionally, many manufacturers cancel their warranties if you use the wrong fuel source, making repairs harder and more expensive.
When you first work in manufacturing, all the machines seem so complicated that you’re sure you’ll never figure out how to operate them. When you’ve worked in the same factory for years, you’re so confident in your job that you don’t look at the user’s manual or pay much attention. Both of these situations increase the chances of your machines breaking down. Thankfully, the solution to both is simple: holding regular training on every machine for every employee. Choose a time once a month or quarter to review safety and operation protocols, address incorrect behaviors, and answer questions.
Equipment is expensive, but you can’t fulfill your clients’ orders without it. Keep this part of your budget from consuming your capital by taking these common-sense steps. Remember, every action that prevents breakdowns is worth it.