Life is competition - Ben, Olympic Museum Lausanne, Switzerland
Take advantage of our experience and our data base with more than 600 maintenance and repair cases.
Main maintenance types and strategies:
Maintenace Welding - an efficient support
- Corrective maintenance: Maintenance carried out after fault recognition and intendes to put an item into a state in which it can perform again (Reactive maintenance, break down mode)
- Repair: Physical action taken to restore the required function of a faulty item.
Procedures and supervision are key factors for success
- Deferred maintenance: Corrective maintenance, delayed in accordance with given maintenance rules
- Preventive maintenance: e.g. changing components at predetermined intervals
- Scheduled maintenance: Preventive maintenance carried out in accordance with an established time schedule or established number of units of use
Preventive and corrective maintenance
- Predetermined maintenance: Preventive maintenance carried out in accordance with an established time schedule or established number of units of use but without previous condition investigation
- Condition based maintenance: Preventive maintenance based on performance and/or monitoring (change
or repair just prior to failure)
- Predictive maintenance: Condition based maintenance carried out following a forecast
Predictive maintenance significantly reduces maintenance expense and increases operating performance.
Wear rate measurements: Coating pays dividends !
- Proactive maintenance: Predictive maintenance combined with improvements
Proactive coating improving life cycle costs
Less than 10% of manufacturing facilities practice a proactive maintenance strategy;
the vast majority is reactive or planned maintenance.
Best practice - our approach to success
Best practice can be applied through copying, re-engineering or the development of better
Reshaping maintenance activities needs a clear understanding of modern methods and procedures.
They are documented in a systematic manner.
Wear Management: Let's be champions of change and improvement!
Availability and performance improvement as well as maintenance and spare part cost
reduction through scheduled, predictive or proactive maintenance, combined with an easy-to repair
approach are realistic results of cost-effective wear-management.
Many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) still consider ferritic, martensitic or even
austenitic steels as wear resistant. For many years, scientific efforts were focussed on these
steels, their weldability and use.
Wear and tear cannot be avoided,
but they can be optimised by an efficient wear-management
Recently, the tendency changed and it was generally accepted that wear could be located in such
a way that expensive components are no longer in direct contact with heavy wear mechanisms.
Surface protection by coating is the new proactive trend increasing LifeTime, Availability and Mean Time
to Repair or Failure (MTTR or MTTF) of expensive machinery components.
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