In the competitive world of industrial packaging, success hinges on efficiency, reliability, and safety. A critical component of achieving these goals is the proper maintenance of packaging equipment. With autumn here and the busy holiday season in sight, now is the time for plants to prioritize equipment maintenance to stay ahead in the game and avoid disastrous interruptions during the busiest time of the year.

Preventing Issues and Avoiding Costly Shutdowns: One of the most compelling reasons to maintain packaging equipment is to prevent issues before they escalate into expensive shutdowns. Equipment breakdowns during production can lead to substantial financial losses, production delays, and damage to a company’s reputation. By addressing potential problems proactively through regular maintenance, businesses can maximize productivity and minimize costly downtime.

Prolonging the Lifespan of Equipment: Regular maintenance not only prevents issues but also prolongs the lifespan of equipment. Well-maintained machines tend to have a longer operational life, reducing the need for costly replacements.

Maximizing Equipment Efficiency: Proper maintenance ensures that equipment operates at its optimal capacity. This maximizes efficiency, reduces production time, and ultimately lowers costs. It’s a direct path to higher profitability and competitiveness.

Increasing Throughput Levels: Well-maintained equipment can handle higher throughput levels. This means that businesses can take on more orders and increase their revenue without investing in additional machinery.

Minimizing the Need for Costly Emergency Service Calls: Neglecting maintenance often leads to unexpected breakdowns that require emergency service calls. These calls can be expensive and disrupt production schedules. Regular maintenance helps avoid such costly scenarios.

Compliance with Best Practice Safety Standards: Safety is paramount in any industrial setting. Neglected equipment can pose serious safety risks to workers. Regular maintenance not only ensures that equipment operates safely but also helps companies comply with best practice safety standards and industry regulations.

Reducing Material Use and Waste: Efficiently maintained equipment operates with minimal material waste. This not only saves on material costs but also contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing waste generation.

Maintaining packaging equipment is not just a best practice; it’s a critical investment in a company’s success. It prevents costly shutdowns, extends equipment lifespan, improves efficiency, ensures safety, and reduces material waste.

Don’t wait – book a free packaging equipment assessment with your Bunzl representative and a Bunzl Industrial, Sur-Seal or PACKPRO expert field service technician to understand the health and efficiency of your equipment today.