When commissioning machine repairs, every smart facility manager knows that getting quality solutions is important. These need to be customised according to the specific issue of the machine, and they must be able to protect the equipment from further damage. Also, quality results are the basis by which we judge the cost-effectiveness of the repair. If you got the services that your machine needed, then you know that the value of the investment would have been worth it.
Facilities also know that implementing proper maintenance measures after the repair is integral to the preservation of the functionality of the equipment. These measures are particularly vital to ensuring that the damage does not exacerbate, recur, or affect other components of the equipment.
However, what most facilities fail to understand is that getting the successful machine repairs should not be limited to ensuring those two things. A lot of the time, facilities bypass one simple thing that directly contributes to the quality of the repair: consulting their manufacturer’s manuals.
Why do you need to invest time and effort in looking at the handbook that came with your purchase of the equipment? Here are three important reasons.
Proper Technical Guidance
Manufacturer manuals come with specific technical prescriptions that are critical to the efficiency and functionality of their machines. And your facility needs to keep these in mind, if you intend to make full use of your machinery. For instance, conveyor belts that are manufactured by a certain brand may have differing design specifications from those made by other companies. And these differences should be honoured to ensure full operational capacities. In commissioning your industrial machine repairs, your repair team must make sure that recommendations from the manufacturer are followed and implemented.
Along with technical use, manuals also detail the right maintenance measures that are suited to your specific machine. There are, of course, general procedures that you can adopt, but some machines require specialised handling to keep them in good condition. Similarly, some machines are designed to function best when certain conditions are kept. Your repair team should be able to draw up a comprehensive maintenance programme that accommodates directives from the manufacturer of your equipment.
Preservation of Product Warranty
Finally, keeping to the technicalities of your manufacturer manual ensures that the product warranty that came with the purchase or rental of the equipment is preserved. Doing any repair work that goes against what is expressed in the manual can void the product of its support. Additionally, doing any repair work that goes against the manual and promotes damage to the other components of the machine can nullify the warranty.