Technisoft Makes Scheduled Maintenance Easier

Technisoft makes scheduled maintenance easier on your business. All equipment wears out, but scheduled maintenance (also called preventative or routine maintenance) can help it last longer.

Scheduled maintenance is critical to keep machinery operating smoothly. Simple things can and often do go wrong with the equipment. Worn bearings, cracked or slipping belts and poorly calibrated instruments lead to manufacturing defects or worse, complete line breakdowns that add costly time and equipment replacement to a job.

With scheduled maintenance, you can keep ahead of the problems by fixing them before they turn into major headaches. Service Manager by Technisoft integrates with Sage 300, providing seamless scheduling of maintenance periods so that they do not interfere with manufacturing schedules.

Benefits of Scheduled Maintenance

Although taking equipment offline to perform scheduled maintenance may be frustrating, routine maintenance offers many benefits. These include:

  1. Efficiency improvements: Clean and well-maintained systems work better. They save money by using less energy. The equipment performs better and saves energy and time when it is properly maintained.
  2. Cost savings: While you cannot prevent all breakdowns, scheduled maintenance may prevent some, and that saves you the cost of emergency repairs and repair services.
  3. Maintain schedules: An unexpected equipment failure can quickly add days or even weeks to a job schedule. Bt preventing breakdowns, you are also maintaining schedules, which in turn enables on-time delivery.

Common Maintenance Tasks

Each manufacturing plan will have tasks unique to their equipment and industry. However, some maintenance tasks are common to most businesses. These are the tasks you should schedule regularly.

  • Filters – This includes office air filters, HVAC filters, grease and baffle hood filters, paint filtration parts, and water filters.
  • Belts – Inspect belts frequently for signs of wear and change them according to the recommended timeline.
  • Vehicle maintenance – Planned vehicle fleet maintenance includes inspection, tire rotation oil changes, and fluid checks.
  • Calibration of instruments – Some instruments require re-calibration on a set schedule to ensure accuracy.
  • Compressors – Compressors should be inspected to make sure there are no cracks or wear that can lead to safety hazards.
  • Cleaning and changing lights – Change burned out bulbs. Dark areas can be a safety hazard. Check inside covered light fixtures and replace flickering or damaged bulbs. Clean fixtures.
  • HVAC maintenance – Clean air ducts, change filters and check coolant levels. Natural gas tanks or propane-fueled tanks need to be checked regularly for leaks.
  • Pest control – Termite inspection and pest control for rats, mice, and insects in warehouses, office buildings, and manufacturing areas controls pests and may be necessary for food warehouses, food or beverage production, or other industries.

Service Manager by Technisoft

Service Manager by Technisoft helps you track jobs in real-time, including service management. It gives technicians and managers the ability to access all operational data anywhere there is web access, in real-time, to adjust schedules or assess time to completion based on data.

Best of all, it is a Sage-endorsed product, which means it is known to work well with Sage-based products. It integrates easily with Sage 300, sharing data and helping with routine maintenance scheduling.

Don’t let simple equipment wear and tear derail production cycles and schedules. Schedule maintenance today using Service Manager for Technisoft.

For more information about Service Manager for Technisoft, Sage 300, or other software for manufacturing, please schedule a consultation or contact Mindover Software, 512-990-3994.

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