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The Importance of Regular Inspections and Preventative Maintenance in Material Handling

Running a business can mean having a lot of expenses, one of those being equipment. While costly equipment is often necessary, it shouldn’t keep on costing you. Having a machine break down can lead to not only expensive repairs, but the resulting downtime means a loss of productivity as well. It’s a no-win situation.

To get the most out of your equipment, it’s important to schedule regular inspections and preventative maintenance. Doing these two things means you will get the best return on investment when it comes to your equipment. There are several things that should be checked, such as weld integrity, pin wear, component wear, and general operational readiness. When regular inspections and preventative maintenance schedules aren’t followed, it can result in breakdowns, structural failures, dangerous situations, and expensive downtime.

At Hunter Lift, we provide a wide range of services including regular inspections and preventative maintenance. We can help keep your equipment up and running because we know just what to look for. We also offer field inspection of lifting devices, ensuring your equipment is working properly and safely. At Hunter Lift we can provide quarterly, semi-annual, and annual inspections and generate a custom database which can track each lifting device. This is always done under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer.

When you’re ready to get started with regular maintenance, Hunter Lift can help. When you call us, you’ll begin to reduce operational downtime, improve efficiency, reduce your total cost of ownership, and keep your workplace safe. We invite you to contact us to discuss a preventative maintenance schedule that works for you.