“Today, we enjoy an 98,7 percent equipment performance rating.”
Chuck Ratliff, Facilities Director, RTI Biologics
The challengeThe facility relied on reactive maintenance and a basic preventive maintenance program. When a machine went down, technicians were called in at any hour of the day or night for emergency repairs. The team reacted with urgency, but the process required that they keep an extensive inventory of spare parts ready to remedy breakdown problems. When a breakdown occurred, the entire core support system had to be shut down, preventing tissue implants from getting to the patients who needed them, until the faulty equipment could be fixed. The system achieved an 80 percent performance rating. The facilities team worked to seek out a more effective maintenance procedure that would improve the reliability of facility equipment.
Take a closer look at the results of our customers working together with SKF Solution Factory.
“By improving performance and efficiency, we’ve reduced costs by more than SEK 5,3 million.”
A series of proven solutions from SKF Solution Factory such as a complete maintenance strategy and condition monitoring resulted in increased machine uptime and energy savings.
“This new bearing system reduces energy consumption by up to 10 percent.”
Working together with SKF, Argex has improved the reliability of its rotary kiln for enhanced safety, while significantly reducing energy consumption and costs.
“Now the aim is to maintain at our leisure.”
SKF encouraged Allied Mills engineers to sit down as a team to discuss maintenance for its 5,000 assets and to view this process as an integral, value-added part of the business.