Maintenance and Equipment Life Cycle

Monitor Your Equipment Life Cycle Using the Power of Your Next-gen CMMS

Like all industrial processes, equipment maintenance includes several steps which allow you to determine the life cycle of a piece of equipment.

Unfortunately, companies do not always comply with these steps, which could trigger detrimental consequences on the quality of the decisions related to equipment management.  

Mobility Work CMMS allows you to monitor these steps, and to deduce the life cycle of the piece of equipment. The CMMS aims at being at the heart of the information of your plant, and has to allow you to gather all the information linked to the equipment life cycle in a single software, available to all operators and departments of the plant.

 

1. Design phase

This first step aims at analyzing the needs and establishing the requirement specifications. During this step, a first sketch of the requirements, in terms of facilities reliability assessment and types of maintenance (internal or external), shall appear.

Mobility Work enables you to compare different equipment available on the maintenance platform, before even checking out manufacturers themselves: as a matter of fact, all manufacturers will tend to praise their own equipment. Using Mobility Work CMMS, contact with users who already own the piece of equipment you are willing to purchase, gather their opinions, informations about maintenance issues, the average maintenance budget on the first year of implementation, etc. You will obtain valuable comparison elements, which will allow you to elaborate a preliminary draft regarding preventive maintenance plans to implement.

 

2. Development, manufacturing and implementation phase

Once the piece of equipment has been chosen, the next step includes the project phase and the monitoring of the implementation operations of the equipment in the plant. Nowadays, many new works department are using Mobility Work CMMS to manage their projects, to monitor and follow operations linked to the improvement of the machines. This way, you will be able to create one piece of equipment per project, and to start monitoring every advance of the project (service provider interventions, monitoring the time spent by internal staff on the project, cost of orders in the ERP, even the spare parts used in the implementation of the project).

The labelling system will enable you to identify certain operations (investment projects, etc.), to obtain traceability as well as the total cost of the project. These data are particularly useful if you are willing to justify the cost of a project in order to request subsidies (R&D tax credit for example). Once your piece of equipment has been installed, you just have to drag the tasks realized during the implementation under the piece of equipment. Like this, the whole development, manufacturing and implementation phase can be followed in your CMMS software, and will appear on the equipment page.

During this time, it is also of critical importance to start creating technical documentation for the piece of equipment, different ranges of maintenance interventions as well as the implementation of first-level maintenance in order to upload them to the CMMS software.  

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3. Operation phase

This phase includes the launching phase as well as the utilization stage of the piece of equipment, which will initially be subject to failures in its early stage, then all the maintenance operations (corrective, preventive, etc.) will be monitored in the CMMS software.

A good knowledge of the piece of equipment enables to start implementing a continuous improvement process, and to adapt the functioning of the piece of equipment according to several technical feedbacks (data analysis). The goal is to assess the development of the piece of equipment, in terms of maintenance costs (internal and external workforce, costs of used spare parts), to be able to answer this question at any time: should I keep on maintaining my piece of equipment, or should I invest in a new machine?

 

4. Dismantling or transfer phase

Once your machine has reached the end of its lifespan (too many repairs, change of activity, etc.), it will probably be transferred from your industrial site to another one.

Yet, when a machine is reintegrated to a new plant, it hardly ever comes with its history, digitized documents, maintenance plans, etc. The Mobility Work CMMS software enables you to transfer all your machine’s elements to a new network in one click.  

 

Next-gen maintenance management platform Mobility Work enables you to adopt previsional maintenance routines, and to optimize the management of your equipment life cycle as well as your operations. Thanks to Mobility Work, improve your maintenance budget management and the efficiency of your teams.

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