Preventive maintenance is a critical part of the lifecycle of bulk materials conveying and storage equipment, according to the new head of the PREMAS department at Aumund.
Focussing on countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa since April 2020, Robert Henry Morris was speaking based years of experience with complex capital equipment working with the mining industry, and called for operators to heed advice on preventive maintenance.
The Aumund Group of Companies carries out PREMAS inspections internationally for machinery and equipment of Aumund Fördertechnik, SCHADE Lagertechnik, SAMSON Materials Handling, Besta & Meyer, WTW and LOUISE, as well as for plants and machinery made by other manufacturers supplying in bulk materials industries.
“The most significant aspects of the preventive maintenance service are on-site inspections, documentation of the condition of the machines and advice to customers by appropriately trained and certified inspectors,” said Morris.
“The objective is to minimise maintenance costs, to increase the service lifetime of the machinery, to make recommendations for spare parts, and from time to time also to advocate conversions of equipment in order to improve performance.”