There are many ways to protect your investment in automation equipment – proper training to operate and maintain your system, intelligent inventory of spare parts, and a preventative maintenance (PM) plan are among the keys to success.
What makes creating and maintaining a PM schedule crucial to your success?
Having a proper PM plan in place not only significantly increases the lifespan of robotic equipment, but it also prevents costly repairs and minimizes the chances of lengthy downtime. Good PM also allows for consistent and accurate system performance.
The average PM visit takes one day and creates an average of 6 hours of downtime. (During which other, associated maintenance tasks are often performed.) Spending these few hours on an annual PM will deter unscheduled downtime and its associated costs.
Example: A J1 failure on a robot will cause a few days of downtime as the required parts are sourced and delivered – and a tech travels to arrive onsite to make the necessary repairs. This can cost upwards of $30,000 in parts and labor, and that’s not including the costs of multiple days of down production. This one instance shows the tremendous ROI that can be achieved by preventing one instance of system failure.
Who is the right team to execute your annual PM services?
Our PASCO Techs are Certified FANUC Service Engineers, which means our work on the PASCO-supplied equipment is covered under the PASCO Warranty, and the service on the robot itself is also covered under the FANUC Warranty. This allows us to operate as a one-stop shop with service for the entire system and to work fully-covered under warranty. By taking this complete system approach, we go above and beyond the industry standard to provide additional value to our clients.