One of the basics of condition monitoring is establishing routes so that you can efficiently check the diagnostics of all your machines in an orderly, structured way which does not disrupt the daily tasks of other workers in your plant.
Routes help to guide the mechanic to the next machine in a logical order rather than moving around the floor or between floors without direction.
It’s important to take inventory of all the machines in use in your plant so that you can categorize them based on when a mechanic will need to collect data on them and run diagnostic tests. Some machines will need to undergo these tests more often than others, which is another main reason why establishing a predictive maintenance route is so important.
For example, critical process machines may be monitored every two weeks, while backup machines may be monitored every quarter. Knowing which machines need diagnostic tests when will aid a mechanic in formulating the most efficient predictive maintenance route on the floor of the plant.
VibrAlign has developed a Machine Data Sheet specifically to aid you in the process of keeping track of machine diagnostics and tracking routes.
This free downloadable data sheet provides you with space to input information such as:
You can visit vibralign.com/importance-of-routes to download our Machine Data Sheets for free so you can achieve greater organization on your plant floor and ensure that all your machines have undergone periodic data collection.
Other benefits of using our free Machine Data Sheets to record your routes include:
Click here to download the data sheets today and achieve greater organization in your facility.
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