For most manufacturers spring cleaning means more than just manually wiping down machine surfaces and removing waste particles. And besides, basic cleaning, lubrication and maintenance should be done on a regular basis right? Some experts will tell you it’s about organizing paperwork and optimizing production processes. Others might advise you to look for ways to digitize and streamline your manufacturing flow. Companies also take this time of year to review partnerships, find ways to identify inefficiencies, save time and communicate with personnel more effectively.
Have You Done Your Coordinate Measuring Machine Spring Cleaning Yet?
If you look at the typical household “spring cleaning checklist” you’ll see items like dust crown molding, wash table linens, dust and clean windows inside and out; clean and disinfect light switches and outlets and polish wood cabinets. “Spring cleaning” is equally important for job shops and manufacturing facilities—especially when it comes to equipment like the 5-axis coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
A new year has most people thinking about resolutions, fresh starts and the need to purge closets, basements and garages of items destined for the Goodwill. We're here to tell you that tidying up also plays a role on the shop floor. Performing annual preventative maintenance and calibrations on your coordinate measuring machine (CMM) should be an important part of a company’s housekeeping. There are many factors you should keep in mind when doing these annual checks - so read on!