Regular maintenance can cut saw downtime
"In today's tough economic climate production equipment including vertical panel saws might not be replaced as frequently as usual. It therefore makes sense to have a pre-planned service programme so as to extend and maximise their working life and maintain their continued safe operation in the workshop, says Matt Pearce, sales director of T.M. Machinery Sales, UK agent for the Striebig range.
"In recent months there has been an increase in companies turning to us to provide preventive maintenance programmes for their Striebig vertical panel saws.
The Swiss-made Striebig range is suitable for sizing and cutting practically all sheet materials, such as wood-based panels, plaster board, plastics and aluminium panels, They all come with a two-year parts and labour warranty.
Despite the unrivalled quality of Striebig saws, regular maintenance is essential to maintain their best possible performance and reliability.
A pre-planned maintenance programme helps guard against possible breakdowns and expensive downtime, with the added benefit of extended working life.
It also provides a safer, more productive working environment, fulfils statutory obligations under UK and European legislation, and can help with the continued provision of manufacturers' warranties.
At T.M. Machinery Sales our dedicated service division is geared to keeping Striebig saws operating at maximum efficiency at all times and increasing their life span.
With ever more stringent Health & Safety requirements it makes sense to have a preventive maintenance programme in place to minimise the potential for breakdowns, rather than having to react after trouble strikes.
Failure to adequately service and maintain saws might invalidate manufacturer warranties. It could also mean costly downtime and lengthy disruption to business.
Setting up a pre-planned maintenance programme is a cost-effective way of avoiding these problems and T.M. Machinery Sales can provide a service programme geared to a customer's specific needs.
All of our service engineers carry relevant spares to every service call, from huge UK stocks, reducing the likelihood of return visits. They are all highly experienced and trained by Striebig in the maintenance of every model we supply.
As Striebig specialises only in the production of vertical panel saws, and it is the only model of saw we supply, we offer an outstanding level of back-up support not often found with other saw manufacturers and suppliers.
With our extensive experience and nationwide coverage we are able to meet the needs of companies with multiple sites, as well as smaller customers with a single saw. Our service and maintenance programmes are pre-planned and carried out seamlessly to fit in with customers' operations with no disruption to their business.
The British Safety Council has warned that in the current economic downturn there is a danger that firms will cut back on health and safety planning and implementation. This is a short-sighted approach as it could lead to potential equipment failure, together with a possible increase in personal injuries at work.
The message I have is a clear one. Spending a relatively small amount each year on a service and maintenance contract is a valuable long-term term investment, just like taking out a service contract on a car whose warranty has expired. It will save you money, ensure you keep within the law, and reduce the danger of accidents."
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