This is a short-term solution, however, is rather near-sighted when it comes to their future operations.
They may seem like minor repair problems now, but chances are that these problems will become major problems in the future. Major problems lead to higher repair costs, as well as significant production downtime.
Minor repairs can be a quick and inexpensive fix, which can be conducted during routine service intervals on six-monthly, and an annual basis. Often these services are missed, and the results are machines that operate poorly, which ultimately results in breakdowns.
Major repair problems often translate to significant downtime of machines, meaning being unexpectedly behind production schedule, which may further translate to companies that are unable to take on additional projects.
If production workers were scheduled to work with these specific pieces of equipment, companies require to pay these workers regardless of the unavailability of the machines. In addition to downtime, companies may be dealing with larger components of machines being damaged, with higher costs, and longer waiting times for parts.
Unfortunately, and additional to these situations, service engineers may already be scheduled on other jobs and unable to attend to the breakdown immediately. There are also the additional costs of expedited shipping for parts, and further to this may require the need for major troubleshooting requiring additional time and costs.
Major repair problems have large price tags. MicroStep encourages our customers not to wait for the major problems to incur, but rather to invest in routine maintenance programs which we provide.