Maintaining Your Flexographic Equipment in 4 Effective Ways
We understand how important your machinery’s performance is. Flexographic equipment or machinery also go through wear and tear. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to get a brand new machine to keep your business on the roll. You just need to maintain your machine’s performance by checking on it, cleaning it, and repairing it. Here are four effective ways for you to manage your flexographic equipment and to maintain its high-quality performance and splendid shine.
- Inspect and identify problems.
First of all, you should look for defects in your flexographic equipment at least twice a week. Maintenance of your machinery should not just cover the actual repair of defects, but it should also cover 50% of preventive maintenance. This means that you should maintain the good quality of your machine before it gets broken. Just like how the quote “Prevention is better than cure” applies to human beings, it is always recommended to keep an eye on machines before they start to get worn out especially if they are being used daily for business.
- Plan and schedule maintenance.
Plan the maintenance out. You should create measurable objectives so that you can track the changes or the progress of your machine before, during, and after the maintenance. Do you need other people to repair your machine? Or do you need expert advice in taking care of your machine? How much will be your budget for this? When and where will the maintenance take place? Will the maintenance process take up hours or days? You should take these things into account as well.
- Research and ask others.
If your machine or equipment needs new parts or materials for maintenance, you should not spend your financial resources immediately. You should research about the parts of your machine that needs replacement. You can ask others who use a similar flexographic machine or equipment as you do. Or you can ask mechanics about how to be cost-effective when it comes to machine repairs.
- Follow up consistently.
One common problem being faced by owners of flexographic printing machinery is that they leave all the maintenance work to mechanics to the point that they lose track of the maintenance progress. If you don’t follow up the maintenance process consistently, you might be surprised that the maintenance costs higher than expected, the machine has been damaged more than it should be fixed, or the maintenance itself takes a longer time than as agreed. Get involved with how mechanics are fixing your machine.
Mark Olivarez Flexographic Converting Equipment offers a wide range of flexographic equipment in Scurry, Texas. We are committed to helping you find high-quality surplus equipment and converting machinery in Texas. Aside from our services, we also work closely with you so that we can give you expert advice about your machinery.