Preventative Maintenance Management Software
Preventative maintenance software is conducted to keep equipment working and/or extend the life of the equipment. Corrective maintenance, sometimes called "repair," is conducted to get equipment working again. Maxpanda CMMS is both! The primary goal of maintenance is to avoid or mitigate the consequences of failure of equipment. This may be by preventing the failure before it actually occurs which Planned Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance help to achieve. It is designed to preserve and restore equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they actually fail. Preventive maintenance activities include partial or complete overhauls at specified periods, oil changes, lubrication and so on. In addition, workers can record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause system failure. The ideal preventive maintenance program would prevent all equipment failure before it occurs.
Preventive maintenance software (PMS) techniques help determine the condition of in-service equipment in order to predict when maintenance should be performed. This approach offers cost savings over routine or time-based preventive maintenance, because tasks are performed only when warranted.
The main value of Preventive maintenance software is to allow convenient scheduling of corrective maintenance, and to prevent unexpected equipment failures. The key is "the right information in the right time". By knowing which equipment needs maintenance, maintenance work can be better planned (spare parts, people etc.) and what would have been "unplanned stops" are transformed to shorter and fewer "planned stops", thus increasing plant availability. Other advantages include increased equipment lifetime, increased plant safety, fewer accidents with negative impact on environment, and optimised spare parts handling.
Preventive maintenance software issues are both managerial and technical. Key management issues are: alignment with customer priorities, staffing, which organization does maintenance and estimating costs. Key technical issues are: limited understanding, impact analysis, testing, maintainability measurement.
Preventative Maintenance software, programs, schedules, categorizes maintenance activities into four classes:
- Adaptive – dealing with changes and adapting in the software environment
- Perfective – accommodating with new or changed user requirements which concern functional enhancements
- Corrective – dealing with errors found and fixing it
- Preventive – concerns activities aiming on increasing software maintainability and prevent problems
Preventive maintenance software Features
- Define preventive maintenance at the Task level
- Establish unlimited number of calendar based PMs for each asset or location
- Built-in Planning and Scheduling tools
- User-definable and manageable preventative maintenance groups
- Option to automatically generate and e-mail PMs to maintenance departments or requestors
- Built-in PM Task library to aid in defining PM tasks and procedures (very powerful!)
- Maintenance Calendar for easy viewing of current and future preventive maintenance activities
- Multi-featured PM Manager Tool to manage and control PM schedules and settings
- Update PM tasks and "publish" those updates to associated PM schedules
Maxpanda conveniently organizes your day to day and preventative work orders (wo's). WO's are very permission based. The software is dependant on these permissions to manage each users view/edit rights.
View All - This is the default list for all your generated work orders. Use Maxpanda's built-in filters to easily organize your data.
View Overdue - Lists all overdue work orders (RED)
View Pending - You need to approve these work orders. Their in limbo.
Create New - Create a new work order. You can do it!
Staff Work Orders - Search and organize your work orders by internal resources (maintenance staff).
My Work Orders - These are all the work orders you've submitted into your account.
My To Do List - You've been assigned to these work orders. Let's get to work.
The Calendar provides added benefits when working with work orders. These include:
Hyperlinks open work orders
Drag n Drop work orders from 1 day to another
Alter entire pm occurences by day week or month
Alter either the pm schedule or future occurence
Change the amount of time alloted to complete the work order
Color coded links to show current status
Yellow - pending, you need to approve a new work order.
Green means go - you've Approved a new work order.
Red - Overdue, was not completed or closed in time depending on the due date during the approval stage.
Black - Rejected. Add a note for history.
Grey - Cancelled. Maybe there we're 2 submitted and you simply needed to cancel one.
Blue - FUTURE PM. These can only be viewed in the calendar (future dates). See what's on your plate in the future.
Pink - Reopened. Maybe you forgot to add an invoice or picture. Go ahead reopen closed work orders.
Orange - Completed. This status color is reserved for the RESOURCE or MAINTENANCE ROLE only.
Brown - Closed. When the work is done, close the work order.