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Do You Fix the Problem or the Symptom?

Which repair philosophy results in higher efficiency?

In some facilities, every repair includes a system check. In other facilities, the repair consists of replacing whatever broke and doing system checks only during scheduled PMs. Which repair philosophy results in higher efficiency?

Suppose the drive motor of a big conveyor system burns up. Taking the time to perform a system check seems wasteful, since you can plainly see the motor is what failed. But things are not always as they seem.

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