One way of gaining maximum benefit for your equipment maintenance operation would be to evaluate entire groups of equipment (work areas) at one time. Work areas are logical groupings of equipment assigned to one person for the purpose of preventive maintenance. Next select the 2 or 3 equipment items with the lowest MTBF (>0) and/or equipment items displaying an increasing failure rate. Of course common sense and your expertise may be needed in this decision. After selecting some target equipment items perform the cost of machine analysis and more importantly the Causes of Failures analysis. Causes of Failures guides you in assigning the proper PM task list and intervals for the purpose of circumventing future failures. Monitor the reliability of these equipment items and adjust their PM task lists as needed.
Notice the date box on the left side of the screen. In this case the user decided to use their company's fiscal periods which had been previously defined by the user with a total of 4 mouse-clicks. If you company's fiscal periods coincide with calendar months that's fine. MaintSmart is completely flexible in every regard including setting up or not setting up fiscal periods.
Also notice the Use Excel box near the bottom of the screen. The user wants to automatically import the select data items directly into Excel and automatically chart them. Once the data is in Excel all of Excel's powerful satatistical and charting method become available to MaintSmart generated data sets. What more could you ask for? Excel is NOTrequired to experience MaintSmart's full functionality though.
MaintSmart WILL improve your maintenance operation very quickly!