5 Ways CMMS Solution Helps in Preventive Maintenance of Manufacturing Equipment

Many organizations require multiple pieces of equipment to complete daily production tasks. To ensure smooth operation of the machinery, regular service is required. Additionally, some equipment is essential to the overall functionality of an organization. It is critical that this equipment is serviced and maintained to ensure continuing, reliable operation. At a time when the manufacturing industry is evolving rapidly, even the slightest advantage can make the difference between losing or winning a client. This is where Hippo CMMSs user-friendly CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) will help you to enhance your revenue by increasing machine efficiency.

# Web-based CMMS Enables Flexibility and Smooth Implementation

Today’s robust and cutting-edge web-based CMMS applications offer companies a host of benefits.

  • Cost-effectiveness and quick implementation – Cloud-based systems are hosted on the servers of the vendor. For this reason, expensive machine downtime during installation can be mitigated. In addition, these solutions allow for software upgrades to be performed at any time – over the weekend or when the company is not operating. These applications enable maintenance managers continually have access to the software. Since the installation of the facility management system is done online, the entire process is quick and does not require the CMMS provider to be on-site. The CMMS system can also be customized, via API (application program interface). This way, companies can add and change functionalities that are specific to their individual maintenance needs.
  • On-the-go access – Web-based CMMS solutions offer companies access anytime, anywhere by logging on through a mobile device’s browser. There are advanced solutions that go further by allowing access to the device’s accelerometer, camera and GPS functions. Maintenance managers can use their smartphone to take pictures of the equipment and directly add them to the CMMS.

# Regular Monitoring Ensures On-time Maintenance

A recent study revealed that more than 57% of manufacturing companies perform reactive maintenance. This means that repairs are only performed after an asset (equipment) stops working completely. The study even stated that reactive maintenance is 50% less effective in decreasing the downtime of a machine than preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance involves the application of a service schedule which allows equipment to be serviced before it fails. The schedule is created based on the information provided by the asset manufacturer and the data gathered in a CMMS.

Since companies are continuously striving to prevent downtime, condition-based maintenance strategy is becoming more common. This strategy is gaining traction because web-based CMMS solutions have the ability to gather data on the running condition of a machine. Following which, the system inquires about the kind of repairs the machine requires. This strategy allows those responsible for facility management to monitor the status of the machine in real-time. The moment deviations from the standard are recognized the system automatically requests for maintenance to be performed. With the use of such preventative maintenance the frequency of major repairs is significantly reduced. Asset managers will be notified when repairs are required and action can be taken immediately before complete failure. Since maintenance technicians charge an average of $12 to $20 per hour, organizations can save tens of thousands of dollars each year by using a cloud-based CMMS. The software will ensure that your machines consistently perform to their highest standard.

# Readily Available Data

CMMS systems work to promote better work order management by significantly increasing the availability of data to maintenance and project managers. Even stakeholders receive real-time information and evaluation about any ongoing project. With easy access to relevant data, the maintenance and project managers can reassess their priorities. If necessary, the management may also allocate additional resources to the areas that seem to be causing trouble. This way, the potential failures in the production process can be significantly reduced.

# Increased Worker Efficiency

In the absence of a user-friendly CMMS solution, maintenance managers will be required to collect data manually and create in-depth reports. This leads to reduced worker productivity. If a worker must spend time repairing a machine before it can be used, this diminishes potential production. If equipment is maintained regularly rather than only when it is broken this will avoid any large, costly repairs. Furthermore, eliminating any lapse in production and increasing productivity.  For the success of an organization, it is important that workers are able to focus on their tasks at hand, rather than being concerned by any repairs that prevents work flow. They should not have to spend valuable time figuring out if the equipment requires repair. Modern CMMS system will work to avoid time consuming repairs, decrease repair costs, and increase the efficiency of your production.

# Automation of Asset Maintenance Process

With a CMMS software, companies can automate the processes related to facility maintenance. This solution eliminates speculation from ongoing processes, such as inventory management. The software removes opportunity for error by suggesting regular maintenance. With the CMMS monitoring such processes, your organization’s manpower can be allocated to managing other aspects of facility management.

If you are still not convinced whether CMMS is a good fit for your manufacturing facility, take a look at the ROI statistics.

  • 12 to 18% of expenses can be saved using preventive maintenance.
  • 80% of employees’ waste 30-minutes a day on average to manually retrieve information regarding the maintenance of the equipment. This time could be spent to increase productivity.
  • Project managers spend 5 to 15% of their time reviewing and correcting a manually written maintenance report. Then, spend another 20% of their time trying to implement their findings.
  • Failing to repair or maintain equipment regularly leads to large, expensive repairs. Thus, putting pressure on the day-to-day operating costs of a business.

Hippo launched a powerful CMMS system to simplify complicated maintenance procedures. Hippo CMMS is an affordable and effective, web-based, computerized maintenance management system. Our system is suitable for a wide variety of industries. By installing and implementing our user-friendly CMMS solution, industries can ensure the longevity and optimal performance of their equipment, while reducing costs in the process.