Equipment reliability is what a company needs to keep running profitably and efficiently. To achieve this, it is imperative to set up and implement a practical as well as an effective preventive maintenance program.
If you find it problematic to implement and sustain an effective lubrication program, you are not alone. Many companies face numerous hurdles when implementing a dependable lubrication strategy. The absence of a change management plan and a lack of vision of the program's scope are the leading reasons why companies fail to do so.
Having reliable equipment demands a deep understanding of equipment failure modes and strategies to prevent them. There can be a multitude of factors that lead to equipment failure. It takes a strategic approach to improve equipment reliability.
It is often reported that industrial gears are not ran in clean, cool and dry environments. Conditions in a gear-driven operational environment such as manufacturing plants, steel mills, and other heavy industrial applications can have a major impact on the operational efficiency of the equipment. Selecting the right lubricant is one of the challenges maintenance teams face in strenuous industrial environments.