Don’t Have a Frequent Flyer Program for Motor Repairs

Don’t Have a Frequent Flyer Program for Motor Repairs

Some types of recurring failures are of the “nickel and dime” sort, but those coins add up to big bucks.

Do you track repeat repairs and perform any sort of analysis on them? For example, the 50 hp drive motor on Line B has been replaced three times in the past 12 months. Each episode ties up two maintenance techs and costs four hours of downtime. How is that any different from one episode that ties up six maintenance techs and costs 12 hours of downtime? In terms of expended resources and lost revenue, there’s no difference.

Motors do not normally fail. So when one does fail, yo

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