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How Preventative Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Capital Equipment

Preventative Maintenance Kit

Preventative Maintenance Kit

When you choose to invest in a piece of material handling equipment, chances are you want something that will last a long time.  Just like purchasing a new car, you’ll want to learn as much as possible about each available option before you make a final selection. And just like maintaining a car, material handling equipment like drum handlers will require ongoing preventative maintenance and refurbishing to ensure optimal functioning and longevity.

To stay on top of preventative maintenance, it’s recommended that plant managers incorporate best practices by regularly checking and updating product tags in-house to see which products are due for inspection. Training staff on how to perform inspections and preventative service is also necessary to ensure that proper procedures are being followed.

There are many small material handling operations that may not have the time or resources to perform regular inspections or maintenance, however. In these cases, it’s often worth looking into companies that can perform these services for them.

At Liftomatic Material Handling, we not only manufacture and distribute drum handling products, we can also provide regular servicing for our customers.  We offer preventative maintenance kits and component replacements to help keep drum handlers in top shape. We understand that over time, parts like springs, pins, and jaws will wear out from constant use. We are able to provide 24-hour parts turnaround to most industrial regions and we also have in-house technical support to help customers with repairs and troubleshooting.

For more information about how we can serve your maintenance needs, call us at 800-837-6540 or visit www.liftomatic.com. We’re also available Twitter and LinkedIn.