In times of race for the optimization of internal processes, the eyes of the specialists turn to the factories. After all, where to begin this transformation? Applying concepts like Industry 4.0 gives you an idea —because it points to the path of technology. However, it is necessary a more micro look, which observes each stage of the productive routine. With a brief analysis, it is possible to identify the opportunities in the field of Industrial Maintenance — and also the doubts. So how to improve precisely this process, adapting its application with current technologies and modern requirements?
The answer is in SAN Mobile, mobile maintenance app.
In fact, the lack of solutions like this has always been a pain of companies with manufacturing plants and whose industrial maintenance was a daily necessity.
After all, year after year, what we saw was an evolution of the technological level of machinery. Increasingly, machines have become smarter and more efficient. However, they are still machines —and industrial maintenance is a necessity for all of them.
According to research by American experts, every dollar a company stops investing in industrial maintenance can cost the quadruple in the future. That is, relegating a $1,000 intervention today could cause a $4,000 loss to your pocket at some point.
Therefore, the question remains: what happened to the industrial maintenance stage? What has evolved it to the point of aligning it with current industry practices and trends?
After all, that’s necessary, everyone knows. To discover this scenario, remembering how industrial maintenance was conducted before SAN Mobile and what impacts after its application, just continue reading this article.
If your company is looking for modern solutions that revolutionize your industrial maintenance processes, surely the content will be of great benefit.
Industrial Maintenance before SAN Mobile
Until a few years ago, what was seen in companies was a mismatch between the technological level of the manufacturing plant, which embraced innovation, and the industrial maintenance technique.
Not that the methods were outdated, but in much, the tools were.
A factory floor is an essential part of a company, full of sectors. In an automaker, there are cores for each part of an automobile beyond the assembly line. In a metalworking company, there is machining, welding, drilling, among others.
Industrial maintenance as it was before was based on a monolithic inspection method. Build a predictive maintenance routine:
The operator of a machine noticed a problem and warned the inspector, who then checked it. All the notes made on a record or something. After that, this form had to pass to the system for the appropriate Work Orders to be issued.
Of course that is not the case for all companies, but it is possible to imagine similar situations in various scenarios, right?
Now, imagine: how much time and resources were invested for this particular case? The escalation of activities impresses, even when we talk about a hypothetical case. In a complete factory plant, the scenery is even scarier.
Despite walking, industrial maintenance has always been conducted idling.
In fact, due to a bureaucracy of control that, although necessary, relied on methods and resources that inhibited it from any agility.
There were some side effects felt. In smaller companies, for example, the very role of industrial maintenance has been put into question. Not ignored, but not seen as a priority.
Not for less, to date, the loss of unscheduled stops at U.S. companies costs a lot of money: up to $50 billion annually.
Revolution: What changes in Industrial Maintenance with SAN Mobile?
SAN Mobile is precisely this step beyond what companies needed, a way to feel what Industry 4.0 is.
The solution developed by Nalbatech integrates with your SAP PM, the ERP Plant Maintenance management module.
With SAN Mobile, as the name suggests, industrial maintenance actions can be managed by mobile devices (even without an Internet connection).
On practical issues, this means that all power and agility of action focuses on the hands of your operators and maintenance specialists. Thus, they do not rely on preventative technologies or are at the mercy of time-consuming processes, such as the posting of Work Orders, for example.
Everything can be done, accessed and updated on time, speeding up the industrial maintenance process to a level never seen before.
In the industrial context, SAN Mobile means industrial maintenance that can be practiced more dynamically, in real time. The application assists in the management of all industrial maintenance within the shop floor. Among the activities it facilitates are:
- corrective maintenance;
- preventive maintenance;
- repairs (corrective maintenance).
The purpose of the application is to serve as a means for professionals in the field to perform their tasks on site, in real time.
This eliminates the occurrence of parallel controls that generate conflicting and outdated data. This reduces the amount of rework at the same time that you qualify data collection, making the analysis of this information even more reliable.
It also stands out the best access to system data — because the application is available for SAP HANA and SAP ECC. With a simple and intuitive interface, any professional can find himself in the system and access notes, installation locations, measurement documents, hours of activity, work orders, equipment and more.
Another benefit is that SAN Mobile enables customizations in an extremely agile and low cost manner at no additional cost. That is, you can transform it into an application tailored to the needs of your business, improving your industrial maintenance without development obstacles.
SAN Mobile is a step further for companies looking to get closer to Industry 4.0. Better industrial maintenance streamlines processes and makes your productive routine more effective, as well as extending the service life of your machinery.
Want to know more about the app and how it can benefit your business? Contact Nalbatech!