Also known as Predictive Preventative Maintenance, O.P.P.M. as the purpose of to avoid completely any possible fault in a production equipment.
The idea is to predict possible faults, before this happen, like the fault of a bearing which have a fixed “live” according to its working conditions. In order to replace those possible faulty bearings, the downtime required to replace them is planned in advance.
The indication of scheduling the downtime for O.P.P.M. ,on our term and in our schedule has the advantage that we can plan in advance and coordinate the proper production stock without interruption of critical production deliveries .
This notions of timing, convenience and production balance, are paramount considerations as they regard the concept of preventative machinery maintenance in manufacturing. These shop floor machineries maintained on a timely and schedule basis can keep the production flowing with little, if no loss of production. In this sense, we can say to be fitting preventative maintenance into the production schedule. Machinery downtime can be anticipated and considered into the production schedule to avoid production interruptions. Production Planning then can be more assertive if consider an anticipated downtime due to preventative maintenance.
The essential functions of the Planned Preventative Maintenance are that it helps to prevent problems, predicting possible downtime, and in addition reduce the possible damage and loss due to a faulty component. With a regular check and testing problems and issues will be eliminated and controlled.
The approach works because instead of compelling sensitive method for equipment preservation such as waiting for something to be broken before you fix it, this Operative Planned Preventative Maintenance let you take action before the problem occur. By checking your production equipment on fixed basis, you will be more prone to repair minor issues and deal with them in a minor cost.
The more often you check your machineries the minor will be the cost to keep them running without problems. Unfortunately the “benefit” of this practice cannot be tangible, and on the contrary people can see Preventative Maintenance as a waste of money and production time. The most typical expression for people that cannot understand the benefit of predictive and preventative maintenance is “if it is working, it is ok, don’t touch it “.
What are tangibles, are the inconvenient of lack of machine maintenance, such as loss of production, salaries and loss of confident of a customer that didn’t receive his/her order on time.
Not many people consider in their production costs a budget for maintenance activities, and this practice make that General Maintenance can be considered as a loss of money.
For more information and how to plan a productive maintenance program you can contact us:
Maintenance Engineering Solutions,
Adolfo – 03 8759 3975