Article | June 22, 2017

7 Food Manufacturing Preventive Maintenance Best Practices

Source: Aptean

Modern food processing and production equipment is more advanced than ever before—but while that means increased production capacity and yield, it also means more complications when something breaks down or goes wrong. Instituting a proper preventive maintenance strategy can help you ensure that your equipment keeps working effectively, mitigating the risk of a premature breakdown.

The role of preventive maintenance
Preventive maintenance is important for the following areas:

  • Operational efficiency. A well-maintained machine is a top-performing machine. With fresh lubricant, better calibration, and cleaner systems, your equipment will be able to keep your plant running smoothly.
  • Functional performance. In addition to operating faster and with fewer interruptions, the quality and consistency of the food you produce will also improve, such as more consistent cooking times and temperatures.

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