Technology Over Tradition
With recent technological advancements like IoT being integrated within Heavy Machinery, more and more equipment users are recalibrating their traditional ways. Ideally, good maintenance of Heavy Equipment would promote all of the following: improved performance and efficiency, longer life expectancy as well as a decreased downtime.Today, smart operations and futuristic warehouses have taken the lead in managing heavy machinery for large firms specializing in construction. Driverless equipment has also proven to improve safety standards by efficiently carrying out heavy-duty tasks such as transporting, lifting, and moving. Maintenance technology is currently the smartest way to give your firm a competitive edge while preserving the life expectancy of equipment. While former practices involved checklists and paperwork, in today's world maintenance regimes are only a click of a button away.
Smart Operations for Heavy Machinery Management
The factors that strengthen every construction operation revolve around efficiency with decreased downtime. We can't foresee the future, but we can be ready for it. For this reason, every firm needs to invest in an ideal maintenance program. Although this is a known fact, there are still ways to profit from this ten-fold. By combining technology with traditional methods of maintenance, one can expect to smooth operations and see a return on investment much faster.
What makes it better?
Track and Monitor:
Reactive maintenance programs were first initiated as an attempt to save up on unnecessary maintenance costs and to simply react in the occurrence of equipment failure. However, experts, have many a time reiterated why this is not a substantial method. Unexpected failures and downtimes are detrimental to a project timeline and budget. For this reason, with the implementation of technology-based programs, companies can now track and monitor the condition of their equipment consistently. This also does not require any extra manpower and will prove to be a consistent addition to the program.
Preventive maintenance programs are one of the most commonly used methods by large firms and companies. This is an investment that goes a long way. PM programs follow scheduled servicing to replace and replenish parts. However, they have one downside, their lack of foresight. Rather than just sticking to certain dates of the month, by implementing a more interactive technology-based program along with preventive methods, the user could have a better knack for judging equipment flaws.
Data processing technolog:
Predictive maintenance programs are an upgrade from the former method, as it focuses on predicting future problems. This is done so by large volumes of equipment data collected during its usage for the project. Currently, technological advancement further enhances this method by predicting failures more accurately while at the same time offering storage for a large database. Some examples of manufacturers with great tech programs are Komatsu and CAT.
A Combined Effort:
When a firm chooses to be proactive, they are essentially using a combination of all of the former methods and implementing them as and when necessary. Proactive methods are always the best form of maintenance as they help you stay a step ahead. One can only benefit further from implementing intelligent monitoring systems and integrated data processing to instigate a greater effort into productivity.