Eliminating Callbacks, Part 2

Eliminating Callbacks, Part 2

The solution lies in shifting some of the repair to scheduled downtime.

You want to ensure your repair is complete, but production is breathing down your neck. Telling them to wait is not a great career move. What can you do?

The normal reason for the pressure is unplanned downtime interrupted production and urgent orders can’t be filled. The solution lies in shifting some of the repair to scheduled downtime.

Develop offline and online testing protocols. Tests you can perform while the equipment is running are “online.” Restore the equipment to service temporarily to get production past the crisis, then perform online testing.

Inform production that, to prevent unscheduled downtime, you must schedule repair completion between production runs (or shift changes, etc.). Based on the online testing results, you’ll know exactly what to do during the downtime window.

For example, you do a “too quick” alignment to get running quickly. Now the vibration is out of acceptable limits, but not severe. Production can meet its crisis, and you can properly align the motor during scheduled downtime.

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