Improved maintenance for industry growth
Unplanned machine downtime is a leading cause of reduced efficiency in heavy equipment manufacturing which can lead to missed production schedules and higher costs.
Manufacturing heavy equipment takes large scale machinery. Whether for metal cutting, welding, painting or assembly, everything is big, including the factory. This size brings special challenges, like delivering machine replacement parts over a spread-out facility or ensuring cranes and gantries stay safe.
Some processes are manual, but new technologies are arriving and automation is spreading. Laser cutting machines and robotic welding systems highlight the need for new skills from the maintenance team. And throughout the factory, controls systems are growing more complex.
Maintenance teams are typically faced with a backlog of work so it’s hard to focus and prioritize. That’s where ATS can help. Our thirty plus years of experience in factory maintenance and MRO can provide you the structured program and skilled technicians for increased uptime so your plant runs at an optimal level.
Better efficiency and production effectiveness
Our factory maintenance solution provides valuable preventative services, in addition to, data-driven predictive maintenance services like vibration monitoring and thermographic inspections. We can review programs already in place for ways to improve effectiveness and institute new programs as needed. Implementing best practices improves visibility throughout the plant so less time is spent on non-productive tasks.
Our additional MRO asset management solution is designed to help heavy equipment manufacturers be more efficient and productive. Improved storeroom disciplines ensure the right spares and consumables are stocked and obsolete items discarded. And when the organization is better, morale and safety improve too.
Productivity and profitability
Delivering effective maintenance services in a heavy equipment manufacturing environment is hard. Machinery is big and doing the work needed takes time and effort. Too often maintenance teams are swamped with a backlog that means preventative maintenance doesn’t get done as planned. Breakdowns increase, production schedules incur more disruption and inefficiencies rise.
Partnering with ATS provides you world-class maintenance, ensuring your equipment stays running at full capacity. There are fewer breakdowns so less production disruption. Management time isn’t spent adjusting schedules and pacifying unhappy customers. Rather than fighting fires, everyone can focus on their core competencies.