This Valentine’s Day show your equipment that you care by giving it a little extra attention. Below we will review a few maintenance tips and tricks as well as the resources that are available to you through General Kinematics.
Maintaining your equipment is important. It is no surprise that it can drastically change not only the way your equipment handles but the lifespan of your equipment as well. The way you maintain your equipment determines the amount of return on investment you will get in the long run. If you do a great job keeping up your vibratory unit you will see the benefits of vibration for years to come.
Here are five basic maintenance tips to follow:
1.)Keep your Environment Clean.
It is important to keep the area around your equipment free and clear. Excess heat created by friction and low air flow can be damaging to your motor and require an increase in lubrication. Equipment should also be cleaned regularly to prevent damage from rubbing and abrasive materials.
2.) Lubricate Your Motor on Schedule.
As with the motor on your car, it is important to follow a lubrication schedule to prevent damage caused by heat and friction.
3.) Train, Train, Train.
Providing operators and employees with training on the proper use and maintenance of equipment is critical. A well-informed worker will know what to do to keep the equipment running smoothly and not damage equipment by running it at the wrong settings. Contact GK at any time for any manuals or documentation to help ensure your equipment is set to optimal performance.
4.) Monitor your Equipment.
Correct operation of vibratory equipment can go a long way to keep that equipment running, however, it can be just as important to provide your maintenance team with the data they need to provide the best care to your equipment. General Kinematics’ BARRIER™ line of equipment monitoring provides your maintenance team with the vitals of your equipment. Vibration analysis offers all of the information needed to make informed maintenance decisions and text alerts in the event of an issue. Don’t forget to monitor component parts, keeping an eye out for damage and wear. Replacing a worn part can go a long way to extending the life of your equipment.
5.) Create a Maintenance Schedule and Record it!
Having a maintenance schedule at hand will help to assure you never miss a step. When performing maintenance on your equipment it is vital to record everything. This record will help your team to recognize signs of an underlying issue. Field Service can also use this record to find solutions and recommendations that can improve your equipment functionality.
For more tips and tricks, GK can help! Check out these resources:
Over the past year GK has been reaching out to help customers improve their maintenance process. Here is our list of maintenance tutorials:
GK provides classes for vibratory maintenance training!
The GK Technical Center provides information and ideas from case studies: Check it out!
As mentioned in tip #4, GK BARRIER™ is a great way to monitor your equipment and keep up on maintenance.
For more ideas and help with your maintenance routine call GK Field Service!