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“Do you know 60% of Hydraulic Pumps sent in for Rebuilt had nothing wrong with them”

Did you know that how we maintain our machines can be classified in various types and what is interesting to note is each technique has some benefits and some consequences.



In this article, we will understand different types of maintenance techniques their pros and cons along with a brief guideline on how they impact a company’s cost structure with some interesting facts. Contact Minimac to schedule maintenance: +91 7030901266


There are four types of maintenance strategies:


1. Reactive Maintenance: Maintenance is scheduled in response to operational failure.

 This type of maintenance is very useful for lowering initial cost, reducing manpower cost as you need fewer staff members and doesn’t require any planning. On the contrary, this strategy compels you to keep more inventory to brace for unexpected failure. This not only leads to a higher cost but also makes the project budgets unpredictable.


2. Preventive Maintenance: Maintenance is scheduled according to historic trends, experience or reliability data considerable guesswork is required.

Preventive maintenance helps plan operations better and provides a better grip on the project budget as you don’t have to keep a lot of inventory on the shelf. However, sometimes we end up sending parts that do not require maintenance which leads to unnecessary expenditure and work.


3. Predictive Maintenance: Progression of failure is monitored. Machine repair is scheduled prior to a catastrophic breakdown.

Reduction in maintenance costs, reduction in repair and Overhaul time and reduction in spare part inventory are some of the advantages of this technique, however high implementation cost, expense on manpower training and increased manpower are some of the downsides.


4. Proactive Maintenance: Ahead of the first initiation of failure, not in response to failure. Focused on the root cause.


This is one of the superior types as the elimination of the cause of failure saves a lot of costs and contributes to the project’s profitability. However, this can be only applied if the manpower has greater diligence and are consistent with observing and recording their feedback. Also, read https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/functions-hydraulic-oil-reasons-its-contamination-anshuman-agrawal/



We at Minimac Systems Pvt Ltd. not only design a maintenance schedule for the lubrication oil but also provide a range of OIL PURIFICATION SYSTEMS & FLUSHING SYSTEMS. Minimac stands for MINImum MAChinery Maintenance.

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