Maintenance before cold
weather Avoids trouble later

Effectively maintaining and servicing business machines is critical for all stakeholders. Effective preventive reconditioning of your machines and other business-critical equipment is of great importance for the continuity of your business operations. Find out what preventive reconditioning is, why it’s important, and how Sound Heavy Machinery can help your business do just that.

Here are some of the key points you need to consider.

    • What is preventive maintenance?
    • Why preventive reconditioning of machines and installations?
    • What is the advantage of preventive maintenance?
    • How do you make a good maintenance plan?
    • What can SHM do for you?
    • What qualifies for preventive reconditioning?

What is preventive maintenance?

Over time, pollution in and on your machines and installations can cause failures or downtime. Preventive maintenance or reconditioning is used to prevent defects and/or malfunctions due to contamination of machines and heavy use before they happen. SHM specialists can help increase productivity, reliability, and the overall life cycle of the machine or equipment through preventive maintenance.

Why preventive reconditioning of machines and installations?

By applying routine preventive maintenance, particularly technical reconditioning (cleaning the contamination that can lead to malfunctions), you prevent key functions from failing and thus causing unnecessary operating downtime, which endangers your continuity. In addition, you increase the reliability of your machinery, reduce the chance of repair costs, and ensure minimum downtime. But there are more advantages to preventive cleaning of your machines and installations.

What is the advantage of preventive maintenance?

Preventive cleaning ensures that…you can continue to carry out your business activities with peace of mind the risk of failure of machines and installations is greatly reduced the work safety of your employees operating the machines and installations increases

Therefore, our advice is to periodically have your machines and/or technical installations preventively reconditioned. Preventive cleaning is recorded in a maintenance plan. This plan is of great importance to detect and remove possible problems from the material, misuse, or simply adverse weather that can lead to disruptions and or outages at an early stage.

How do you make a good maintenance plan?

We are happy to give you several tips to set up a maintenance plan. Of course, our technical specialists are happy to discuss and work alongside you!

    • Map your machinery and installations. Keep in mind which machines and installations are most important for your business activities – place those at the top of the list.
    • Make it clear what the weaknesses of each machine and installation are. This makes it clear where most of the attention during the preventive cleaning process lies.
    • Create a plan for each machine and installation component – explaining how you can apply preventive reconditioning to prevent the most common malfunctions.
    • Create a detailed description of the desired preventative action for each machine and installation.
    • Make sure that the right technicians are aware of the desired action(s) in time.
    • Evaluate the plan regularly. This way this is always up-to-date, and you prevent working with an outdated plan.
      A maintenance plan must also be clear. For example, use a checklist where you can check off tasks or actions.


SHM’s certified technical specialists are happy to help you draw up an appropriate maintenance plan for the preventive reconditioning of your machinery and installations. We perform preventive maintenance on all technical equipment. We are experts when vital equipment and systems are damaged. We also have in-depth experience advising company personnel on best practices for maintaining equipment and preventing premature equipment failures or obsolescence.


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