Maintenance functions are designed to protect and preserve physical assets. Therefore, it becomes prudent to review how the function has grown from operator tasks to reasonably sophisticated skill level technicians.
When it comes to a maintenance schedule, the same philosophy that applies to a fleet’s overall makeup is relevant here: There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. However, there are some basic guidelines every beverage delivery fleet should be following, regardless of size, and the experts are here to answer some frequently asked questions related to those.
Every segment of the beverage industry is a capital intensive operation. The facility, machinery, equipment and processes required to build a carbonated soft drink (CSD) plant, brewery, winery or distillery creates assets from which a return would be expected. With such important investments, the created assets must be protected to ensure maximized utilization and efficiency, as well as minimized downtime and damage.
TechSight features two-way audio and visual communication for troubleshooting
June 25, 2018
The maintenance solution leverages smart glasses and a videoconferencing platform to instantly connect on-site technicians with off-site Honeywell Intelligrated technical support experts, enabling live service instruction through two-way audio and visual communication, the company says.
The maintenance function in beverage facilities is, and always will be, a major contributor to success and profitability. The operational activities within the entire beverage supply chain, from processing raw materials to finished product delivery, usually require the maintenance function to perform effectively, efficiently and economically at the highest possible levels.
As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s certain that spring is on its way. Although winter is a tough time for trucks, a bit of spring cleaning to an electrical system can prevent problems when the summer heat can be enough to sideline trucks with a variety of electrical system ailments.
Tires, by a wide margin, are the top maintenance cost for most beverage fleets. Containing these costs requires frequent, thorough inspections and diligently maintaining proper tire pressure to prevent a tire’s early demise.
The critical element in optimizing fleet lifecycle costs is determining vehicle ownership economics and replacement intervals and methods. The process begins with vehicle selection and acquisition, the foundation of which is identifying transportation and operational requirements, then evaluating the best ways of meeting those essentials.