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5 Best Practices for Maintaining Your Electrical and Mechanical Systems

With production running around the clock and infrastructure that may, at times, show signs of age, ensuring the maintenance and upkeep of your shop floor area and wider facility is of key importance. By implementing these best practices, you can effectively maintain and optimise electrical and mechanical systems, enhance performance, and prolong the lifespan of equipment, ultimately reducing operational costs and improving your bottom line.


1.  Regular Maintenance Schedule: Establish a comprehensive maintenance schedule for all electrical and mechanical equipment, including routine inspections, lubrication, cleaning, and component testing. Regular maintenance helps prevent unexpected breakdowns and ensures optimal performance.


2.  Temperature and Humidity Control: Maintain optimal operating conditions by controlling temperature and humidity levels in equipment rooms and facilities. Excessive heat or moisture can accelerate equipment degradation and lead to premature failure.


3.  Inspect Electrical Wiring and Connections: Regularly inspect electrical wiring, connections, and components for signs of wear, corrosion, or damage. Loose connections and faulty wiring can lead to electrical failures, voltage fluctuations, and safety hazards. Consider installing voltage regulation devices such as voltage stabilisers to protect sensitive electrical equipment from fluctuations and power surges.


4.  Training and Education: Provide ongoing training and education for maintenance personnel to keep them updated on the latest maintenance techniques, equipment operation procedures, and safety practices. Well trained staff can effectively identify and address maintenance issues, improving overall equipment reliability.


5.  Emergency Preparedness: Develop and regularly review emergency response plans for handling equipment failures, power outages, and other critical incidents. Having well defined procedures in place can minimise downtime, mitigate risks, and ensure a swift recovery process.


Maintaining electrical and mechanical systems is vital for smooth operations and cost-effectiveness. Incorporating these practices into your operations strategy will help safeguard your assets and enhance overall factory efficiency.


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