Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8Where Profitability and Sustainability Meet™ Ohio’s Dependable Dealer According to Columbus Equipment Company Environmental Product Support Specialist Dean Hatem, standard maintenance protocols are key in maintaining any equipment that experiences routine wear. “By design, this equipment is subject to high impact and torque, and thus presents its own unique set of service challenges,” said Hatem. Effectively understanding and maintaining your equipment and its systems will allow you to not only optimize production but to ensure the highest level of operator safety possible. Establishing an easy-to-follow, routine maintenance program is a great first step. It should include: 1. Daily walk-around inspections: These inspections are critical and represent an opportunity to assess areas of concern and signs of wear. Items to note include anything from material obstructions and build up to failed welds, cracked or missing bolts and anything out of the ordinary. 2. A Maintenance Record:  This allows you to identify issues, parts needed, and estimate a time and cost for repair. This kind of equipment management enables you to prioritize service issues and more effectively run your production schedule … all constructive to the bottom line. “A systemized approach to machine maintenance allows you to avoid preventable problems and downtime, and stay on top of service items by becoming more familiar with your machine’s cycle of wear,” added Hatem. 3. A Lubrication Schedule: If you do nothing else, regular and comprehensive lubrication is the one non-negotiable. Because of its importance, a lubrication log with suggested intervals, grease and oil types used—including quantity and access points for the lubricants—is important. A checklist provides recorded actionable items and along with it, the associated accountability. Such a checklist is par- ticularly useful on equipment that is routinely run by different operators. Use of OEM oils, filters and lubricants is also advisable since these products alone are developed with your equipment and conditions specifically in mind. 4. A Wear Parts Record: Wear part replacement is a fact of life for any grinding or crushing product. Regular inspection and being proactive on this front results in reduced downtime and the reduced cost of preventive versus catastrophic replacement. Feel free to contact us today for any help in setting up a maintenance program for your equipment. Your equipment, and your bottom line, will thank you for it. “By design, this equipment is subject to high impact and torque, and thus presents its own unique set of service challenges.” Dean Hatem, Environmental Product Support Columbus Equipment Company Four Easy Steps To Maintaining CRUSHING AND GRINDING EQUIPMENT It's always good to see a highly-trained Columbus Equipment Company technician (Jason Woods pictured) onsite if an issue arises. That said, a disciplined, preventive maintenance routine goes a long way to lowering overall cost-of-ownership.