Total Maintenance Systems was created to enable companies to be cost effective in a competitive economic climate. We are focused on keeping your machinery running as it was designed to. Although the first few years of a machines life seem trouble free, parts are wearing out slowly. All machines are designed to receive maintenance to enable them to perform consistently and effectively. ​

Does Maintenance Really Matter?

Regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance on your production systems is a critical requirement of keeping your machinery running at peak efficiency. Unscheduled downtime of these systems can result in production stops, idle employees, late shipments to customers, and significant costs for emergency repairs. So, yes, most facility managers would agree, maintenance really matters. And, if you have to ask when the last time your controls, conveyors, and other key system components were inspected and serviced...it’s time.

Dependability of service is one of the performance measures by which a company can distinguish itself from others. To establish a competitive edge and to provide good customer service, companies must have reliable machinery that will respond to customer demands when needed. Machinery must be kept in a reliable condition without costly work stoppage and down time due to repairs, if the company is to remain productive and competitive.

Maintenance is also an important factor in quality assurance, which is another basis for the successful competitive edge. Inconsistencies in machinery leads to variability in product quality and result in defective products that fail to meet established specifications. Beyond just preventing break downs, it is necessary to keep machinery operating within specifications (i.e. process capability) so that it will produce a high level of quality.

Also worn-out machinery is likely to fail at any moment. Lack of maintenance or inadequate maintenance can lead to dangerous situations, accidents and health problems.Regular maintenance is essential to keep premises, equipment, machinery and the work environment safe and reliable as possible. It helps to eliminate workplace hazards.

The following are some of the objectives of maintenance management:

  1. Minimizing the loss of productive time because of machinery failure (i.e. minimizing idle time of machinery due to break down).
  2. Minimizing the repair time and repair cost.
  3. Minimizing the loss due to production stoppages.
  4. Efficient use of maintenance personnel and machinery.
  5. Prolonging the life of capital assets by minimizing the rate of wear and tear.
  6. To keep all productive assets in good working condition.
  7. To maximize efficiency and economy in production through optimum use of facilities.
  8. To minimize accidents through regular inspection and repair of safety devices.
  9. To minimize the total maintenance cost which includes the cost of repair, cost of preventive maintenance and the carrying of a spare part inventory.
  10. To improve the quality of products and to improve productivity.