Posted at Wednesday, 06 March, 2019

Plant Un-Reliability Keeping You Awake?

Paul Skade
By Simon Whitehouse
Engineering Operations Manager

Born, bread and raised in the Black Country – a true Yam Yam and family man.

I joined Wyko in the summer of 1987 with over 30 years knowledge and experienc...

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We all know that condition monitoring, vibration and thermal analysis are efficient methods of keeping track of your machines or being forewarned of any issues, but many of you may not know that ‘Maintenance Engineering Monitoring’ is just as effective.

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By carefully ‘monitoring’ your Maintenance Engineer, an experienced supplier will discover what are the most critical plant items, and will be able to make all the preparations to get a site back up and running as quickly as possible if a nightmare occurs.

When timing is of the essence, what use is a trained engineer, even with a safety passport, as they’ll still need to be up-to-date on site safety procedures and certifications. This significantly delays access, but a well-organised supplier partner will ensure that at least one engineer is always on hand as and when required.

It also helps if your partner’s engineer is an experienced as your own. ERIKS UK & Ireland Repair Service Engineers have been making annual inspection viists to the same sites for deciades, and have a vast array of expertise. As a result, it’s easy for them to assess how many issues have developed since their last visit.

Another thing to consider is the brand-neutrality of your supplier. A business which only supplies will obviously want to replace the item. A supplier tied to a particular brand will only want you to purchase that brand. A repairer will want you to repair the failing machinery. But a supplier like ERIKS, who is not tied to a particular solution or brand, can identify the best option to suit your needs and budget – making a truly neutral reccommendation, determining where the real issue lies.

Cradle to grave support

Whatever solution is finally arrived at, ERIKS has the most comprehensive resources on the market, as well as close working relationships with other local providers. ERIKS has the capabilities to act as the focal point for expertise, co-ordinate and supervise, and get the job done in the best time, for the best price.

Contact us or give one of our team a call on 0121 508 6000 for more information.

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