WearCheck reduces maintenance costs

Many mines and other industrial operations have benefited from WearCheck’s expertise in reducing maintenance costs and keeping production lines running smoothly through a bespoke range of condition monitoring techniques.

WearCheck laboratory technician Rishen Dookie conducts particle count testing during the scientific analysis of used oil from a machine.

WearCheck laboratory technician Rishen Dookie conducts particle count testing during the scientific analysis of used oil from a machine.

WearCheck reduces maintenance costs

Is your goal to have your industrial assets operating at peak performance with decreased maintenance costs and minimal unscheduled machine breakdowns? Then WearCheck can help you.

WearCheck has specialised in condition monitoring techniques since 1976, when they opened their first laboratory in South Africa. The WearCheck footprint now extends across nine African countries and beyond, with 14 world-class laboratories and support offices.

Many mines and other industrial operations have benefited from WearCheck’s expertise in reducing maintenance costs and keeping production lines running smoothly through a bespoke range of condition monitoring techniques.

WearCheck generally offers a 24-hour turnaround time for the scientific processing of used oil samples. In most areas, an on-site sampling service is also available.

Historically, condition monitoring consisted mainly of the scientific testing of used oil samples from oil-wetted components. Test results are analysed by experienced diagnosticians, who recommend remedial actions where necessary.

Today, WearCheck still offers the oil analysis service at a world-class level using the latest laboratory instruments which are sourced globally, and ongoing upskilling of laboratory staff.

In addition, the company has expanded its range of predictive maintenance techniques to include reliability solutions (RS) services, transformer chemistry services and advanced field services (AFS) such as non-destructive testing, technical compliance and rope condition assessment.

Managing director of WearCheck, Neil Robinson, outlines the benefits of proactive maintenance, ‘The old adage “Forewarned is forearmed” is certainly true when it comes to using tactical knowledge to avoid potential machine failure and the ensuing disruption to production.

WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson highlights the company’s goal to save customers money through boosted machine availability, enhanced production efficiency and minimised maintenance costs.
WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson highlights the company’s goal to save customers money through boosted machine availability, enhanced production efficiency and minimised maintenance costs.
WearCheck laboratory technician Rishen Dookie conducts particle count testing during the scientific analysis of used oil from a machine.
WearCheck laboratory technician Rishen Dookie conducts particle count testing during the scientific analysis of used oil from a machine.

 

‘Regular monitoring of components using scientific techniques helps us to establish performance trends for each component. Using this data and examining current test results enables our technicians to accurately forecast if and when a component could fail.

‘Having this knowledge before a failure occurs has saved our customers from having to replace severely damaged machinery as well as avoiding catastrophic downtime while the machine is repaired – this contributes substantially to a more profitable bottom line.

‘When a machine is flagged for scheduled repairs, the maintenance team can perform the repair work while the machine is least in demand, thereby minimising the disruption to the production line.

‘At WearCheck, we strive to boost machine availability and reduce maintenance costs, which helps to enhance our customers’ profitability through more efficient production output.’

For more information, please visit www.wearcheck.co.za or email support@wearcheck.co.za.  Alternatively, please call WearCheck’s South African head office at +27 (31) 700-5460.

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