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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

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What is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)?

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a proactive maintenance approach that aims to maximize the efficiency and service life of machines. TPM promotes collaboration between maintenance and production staff and includes preventive maintenance strategies, training and continuous improvement measures.

Advantages of TPM:

Reduction of unplanned downtime: Preventive maintenance strategies minimize the amount of unplanned machine downtime.
Increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE): TPM aims to maximize machine availability, performance and quality, which increases OEE.
Improved collaboration: Promoting collaboration between maintenance and production staff to work together on machine optimization.
Longer machine life: Regular and preventive maintenance measures extend the life of the equipment.
Continuous improvement: Introduction of continuous improvement processes to constantly optimize machine performance.

Main pillars of TPM:

Autonomous maintenance: training production employees to carry out basic maintenance tasks themselves and detect machine problems at an early stage.
Planned maintenance: Creating and implementing a preventive maintenance plan to avoid machine breakdowns.
Quality maintenance: Ensuring that machines always function optimally to minimize production errors and quality problems.
Training and education: Continuous training of employees to improve their skills in handling machines and maintenance processes.
Safety, health and environmental protection: Integration of safety and environmental protection measures into maintenance strategies.

Conclusion: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a comprehensive maintenance approach that maximizes machine performance through preventative measures and collaboration. TPM reduces unplanned downtime, increases overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and promotes a culture of continuous improvement.

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