Planned Preventative Maintenance – PPM

Apr 26, 2023

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is a proactive approach to maintenance that involves scheduling and performing routine inspections, tests, and maintenance tasks on equipment or systems to prevent unexpected failures or malfunctions. The goal of PPM is to identify and address potential problems before they occur, reducing the risk of downtime and ensuring equipment continues to operate at its best.

Here are some key benefits of PPM:

  • Increases equipment lifespan: Regular maintenance can help extend the life of equipment, as it helps identify and address potential problems early on. This can also reduce the need for more costly repairs down the line.
  • Reduces downtime: By performing regular inspections and maintenance tasks, PPM can help prevent unexpected failures and downtime, ensuring equipment continues to operate smoothly and efficiently.
  • Improves safety: Regular maintenance can help identify and address any potential safety hazards, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
  • Enhances efficiency: By performing regular maintenance tasks, equipment can be kept in top condition, ensuring it operates at peak efficiency and reducing the need for costly repairs.
    Increases reliability: By performing regular maintenance, equipment can be kept in good working order, reducing the risk of unexpected failures, and increasing reliability.

To implement PPM, it is important to develop a comprehensive maintenance plan that outlines the tasks to be performed, the frequency of those tasks, and the resources required.

Spare parts packages play a vital part in PPM as having readily available replacement parts will ensure that maintenance can be carried out quickly and efficiently without having to wait for parts to be delivered, eliminating the risk of them not being available when required or experiencing delays due to international shipping. It is also important to keep detailed records of maintenance tasks and their results, as this can provide valuable insights into the health of the equipment and inform future maintenance plans.

In conclusion, PPM is a valuable approach to maintenance that can help prevent unexpected failures, reduce downtime, improve safety, enhance efficiency, and increase reliability. By implementing a comprehensive PPM program, organizations can ensure their equipment continues to operate at its best, contributing to a more productive and efficient operation.

Conveyor Systems Ltd have a range of PPM plans and spare parts packages available to keep your automation systems running and keep downtimes to a minimum. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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We are proud to have completed installations over more than 25 years for many major organisations. We have forged strong relationships and continue to provide automation solutions through ongoing maintenance or follow-on projects. Constantly working with our customers to meet and exceed their needs.

"I have found working with CSL the ideal partnership, they understood the brief and worked closely with CEF to ensure the design met all of the criteria. The support from start to finish was excellent. The project ran smoothly from start to finish. The system has made our new warehouse very efficient and allowed us to increase the throughput"  

Craig Marks

Divisional Manager, CEF Online

“As this was a new facility it was difficult to visualise the conveyor system prior to the mezzanine floor installation, but CSL provided a detailed 3D drawing which included both the mezzanine and the conveyors which brought clarity to this. The install process was smooth and the end results have allowed us to increase control, flexibility & volumes”

Dan Corrigan

Head of Logistics & Operations Dev, Wiggle

“We have worked with CSL previously and after many years of reliable operation we decided to use CSL again to design, supply and carry out the installation. As with the last system the benefits became almost immediately evident” 



Logistics, NHS

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