Industrial equipment maintenance

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To keep your business in a reliable working order, routine industrial equipment maintenance is key. How can industrial equipment maintenance help your business and which benefits does it provide?

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What industrial equipment maintenance entails

Industrial equipment maintenance entails the processes aimed at preserving the operational efficiency of industrial equipment and preventing breakdowns. It encompasses scheduled maintenance, repair suggestions, and preemptive actions to forestall future issues. Often synonymous with plant maintenance, it specifically addresses the upkeep of assets within industrial facilities.

The importance of industrial equipment maintenance

The pressure on industrial equipment is significant for industrial companies. A small failure can lead to extensive downtime which is very energy consuming and could cost your company a lot of money. To reduce this downtime and get the optimal lifespan for industrial assets, regular industrial equipment maintenance is essential. It not only improves the overall safety of both equipment and employees, but also minimizes material wastages and costly periods of inactivity.

How heavy equipment maintenance works

Heavy equipment maintenance is special care for large equipment, that’s used for industrial and manufacturing purposes. Think of machines like presses, pickers and sorters, mills and ventilation equipment. Within this big equipment maintenance we consider regular inspections, servicing and a check on things as wear and tear. All of this heavy equipment maintenance helps to prevent your business from unsuspected breakdowns. AREPA has a team of specialists ready for this special care, so your business is in optimal operational state.


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The different types of industrial equipment maintenance

For the maintenance of heavy equipment we offer three types of care, which are preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and predetermined maintenance. Predetermined maintenance looks a bit like preventive maintenance, but they differ in approach and timing.

Predetermined maintenance versus preventive maintenance

Preventive maintenance involves regularly scheduled tasks aimed at preventing potential issues before they occur. These tasks are based on the manufacturer's recommendations, industry best practices, or historical data. The timing of preventive maintenance is typically determined by calendar intervals, equipment usage, or predefined triggers.

On the other hand, predetermined maintenance, or regular maintenance, focuses on performing maintenance tasks at predetermined intervals or specific usage thresholds, regardless of whether there are observable signs of wear or deterioration. These intervals are often based on empirical data or engineering calculations, rather than generalized schedules.

In essence, while preventive maintenance aims to prevent issues based on anticipated wear and tear, predetermined maintenance relies on predefined intervals or thresholds for maintenance tasks, regardless of equipment condition at the time of inspection.

Corrective maintenance

Corrective maintenance is used in case of an unexpected failure or malfunctions. It is utilized when industrial equipment breaks down or exhibits a significant decline in performance and immediate repair is necessary. Corrective maintenance is also called reactive maintenance, focusing on addressing issues as they arise rather than proactively preventing them.

The benefits of industrial equipment maintenance

Proper maintenance of your heavy industrial equipment brings multiple benefits that are both good for the business’ continuity and your employees’ safety. Among the benefits, you’ll find a reduced downtime, lowered costs and enhanced safety.


Prioritizing safety and regulatory compliance is paramount for employers, not just as a moral obligation but also as a legal requirement. Regular industrial equipment maintenance results in less degradation of equipment and, therefore, causing injuries or worse.

Reducing breakdowns

Reducing unexpected breakdowns is vital to preserving company value. Industrial equipment maintenance ensures repairs are carried out at the operator's convenience, minimizing downtime to operations and avoiding the high costs associated with emergency repairs.

Optimal equipment functionality

Maintaining optimal equipment functionality is crucial to avoid hidden costs associated with deteriorating equipment. Malfunctions not only reduce operational capacity but also lead to increased wear and decreased efficiency, ultimately impacting revenue and increasing operational costs.

Extending equipment lifespan

Extending equipment lifespan is essential for maximizing returns on investment. Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to equipment failing to reach its intended lifecycle, resulting in understated costs and lost earnings. Proactive maintenance is beneficial regarding this problem.

Ensuring greater equipment availability

Ensuring greater equipment availability is needed for maximizing revenue and minimizing costs. Downtime directly affects revenue streams. Breakdowns can lead to reactive maintenance expenses impacting overall business profitability-Something you can avoid by doing the proper maintenance at the right time.

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Industrial equipment maintenance and AREPA

At AREPA, we work with a tailored approach to set up the proper maintenance routine that suits your company best. We have a team of specialists with years of experience ready for you to help maintain and restore your equipment at the right place and time. If you’re curious about what AREPA can do for you, please reach out to us by e-mail or phone, and we’ll find the solution to your problem together.

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