Why it's so important to conduct regular preventative maintenance on your machinery

Why it’s so important to conduct regular preventative maintenance on your machinery
August 15, 2019 Prime Engineering

Extending the life of your machinery is an easy way to ensure productivity stays high. If your machine fails before, during or after a project, it will not only cost you money to repair, but it’s also going to have an adverse effect on your revenue. None of these outcomes are ideal, nor are they desirable.

Preventative maintenance is the easiest way to make sure your machines continue to work as they should and earn you money. Having been in the mechanical engineering industry for over 30 years, we can say with confidence that the old adage, ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’, doesn’t apply in this case. Prime Engineering is focused on the long-term health of your machinery, and we swear by preventative maintenance. Here’s why it’s so important.

Operator and machine safety

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Not only are you extending the life of your machine, but preventative maintenance ensures that your equipment continues to operate safely, both for the machine and the operator. Issues that are popping up can be tended to before they cause harm or even death.

Machine efficiency

Obviously, a machine will reduce its efficiency as normal wear and tear occur. Belts may become worn, hydraulic hoses may leak or weep, which reduces the speed at which actions can take place. Preventative maintenance will assure optimal working conditions and keep output rates higher than if the machine was slowed down.

Time savings

Planning preventative maintenance will minimise delays when the time comes to give your machine the once over, compared to if the equipment suffered catastrophic failure during a project. Because the work is planned, other arrangements can be made ahead of time, factoring in the downtime that will be experienced, which means it’ll cost you less time and money.


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At Prime Engineering, we are set up to carry out preventative maintenance on any heavy metal machinery. Our workshop allows a one-stop-shop service including:

    • Maintenance on all types of machinery found in a large range of industries
    • Equipment repairs, including disassembly and reassembly, replacing of parts, fixing worn or broken components, and custom-making components where necessary
    • Preventative maintenance, including inspections, part evaluations and inspecting machinery to ensure risks are mitigated
    • Equipment overhauls where necessary. This includes redesigning machinery to extend its working life, which will save you money in the long run.

There are many reasons to carry out preventative maintenance on machinery, and Prime Engineering is set up to cater for every industry. Contact us online or phone us on 07 3217 0555.