To keep anything in top condition, we must service and repair it frequently. And when it comes to the quality and life of your metal machinery, it is exactly the same. To ensure you get the most out of your metal equipment and can continue to use it for years at optimum condition, there are some specific things you can do. In this week’s blog, we share three maintenance tips to extend the life of your metal machinery.  

1) Stay on top of large machinery operator training 

With larger equipment, it’s essential that you pay close attention to its operation. Immediately after purchasing large machinery, inspect it, and also complete operator training at this point. From here on, it’s important that you maintain this training. 

One of the most common causes of breakdown is lousy skills and operation. So make sure you consistently check in on your employees’ operational abilities and train new staff as they enter your business. 

2) Check for signs of wear 

The next tip to extend the life of your metal machinery is to conduct routine checks for signs of wear. There are several different factors that can lead to breakdown of parts in heavy machinery, including vibration, shock, high temperatures, friction, and age. If you do discover any wear, make sure to replace the necessary parts as soon as possible – before proceeding with the machine any further. 

3) Have a maintenance and repair schedule 

The final way to preserve your equipment is to establish a maintenance and repair schedule. Sometimes, we need a little bit of extra help and planning to keep us on track. Creating a list that outlines what needs to be repaired and when is a great way to ensure you get the most out of your metal machinery. 

If you need help with the repairing or servicing your metal machinery, we can help. Please call us on 03 9794 6675 to get a quote today.