Can you minimize downtime for Indramat systems? Is it worth the time and effort? Manufacturers lose an average of $260,000 per hour because of unscheduled downtime. While your small business might not lose a quarter of a million dollar an hour, downtime is a huge financial drain regardless of how big or small your company may be: lost revenue, loss of productivity, loss of inventory, the cost of repairs, and paying employees to stand around.
Of course, there’s also the added stress, anxiety, and frustration. How will this loss in production affect your company’s reputation? What happens if you can’t meet your customer’s expectations? Can you recover financially? How do you get your system running again?
Prevention is better than a cure.
Making a concerted effort to minimize downtime is one of the best things you can do for your business. This helps prevent wasting money on avoidable downtime, and it can improve efficiency and productivity within your business. Here are a few things that you can do to help minimize downtime for Indramat systems.
Proper training is absolutely essential for worker safety, and it can help mitigate unscheduled downtime. Trained workers are less likely to break machinery, and they are more likely to notice when machinery isn’t working properly.
Fix problems as soon as you notice them
You sometimes see factories keeping their Indramat servos cool with box fans. This is a tremendously bad idea. It might seem like a good short-term solution or a convenient quick fix, but it’s a ticking time bomb. Fix your cabinet to prevent your servos from failing. Remedying small issues can prevent big problems from happening in the future.
Inspect your machinery
Looking for potential problems is one of the best ways to minimize unscheduled downtime. A weekly physical inspection find issues that need to be corrected. Occasionally run more thorough diagnostic inspections to identify any potential problems.
This should go without saying, but it’s easy to lose track of your maintenance schedule. When was the last time you serviced your Indramat machinery? It’s easy to neglect your servos when they run reliably for years without needing any service. Regular maintenance also improves the performance and efficiency of your motion control system.
Call 479-422-0390 for professional Indramat support
In-house troubleshooting and DIY repairs typically result in additional downtime. This translates to additional costs for you.
Calling for professional support at the first sign of trouble is the fastest way to resolve Indramat errors.
You can’t prevent downtime completely, but you can minimize unscheduled downtime. Call 479-422-0390 for Indramat service, support, repair, inspection, or preventive maintenance for Indramat systems.