Poor maintenance habits will destroy your machines, increase downtime, increase repair and labor costs and delay the much-needed production time. Most companies need intervention, to save their machines and increase uptime, a change in outlook and maintenance program will improve the dynamics of their program. 

Professional Certification seals your years of study and experience. Certification helps industries sustain standards by demonstrating an individual's competence and training. Certification serves as a symbol of trustworthiness and an industry standard. Thus, a certification must require rigorous preparation and research to be up to date with industry changes.

The color of grease can indicate its overall quality. Grease can darken as a result of operating and environmental factors. Darkening may be a sign that the grease reached its usability limit.

For more than 60 years, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been used to determine the cause and impact of equipment and process failures to improve the reliability of equipment and systems. FMEA is a systematic procedure for identifying probable failure modes and effects before failures occur.

Every maintenance department's worst nightmare is machine failure. On top of that, there's a challenge to determine the actual cause on a limited amount of time. The equipment breakdowns detailed in this article resisted easy fixes and were extremely expensive in terms of people, materials, and downtime.