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How to use equipment meters to schedule maintenance work

In FastMaint you can create equipment meters and schedule maintenance work based on changes in the meter.

Examples: Schedule an oil change for a forklift every 3000 miles of use. Schedule a filter replacement whenever an assembly line processes 500 items. Schedule maintenance on an equipment after every 5,000 and 10,000 hours.

Once you set up equipment meters, you can use these meters to schedule tasks and create work orders.

How to set up equipment meters

In FastMaint edit the equipment you want to create a meter for. Click on the Meter tab.  Check off the option “Has a meter“.  Then you can use one of the following options:

1. Estimated use: FastMaint will calculate the equipment’s usage based on the number of hours of use per day, skipping calendar holidays and equipment non-working days. For example if you enter 10 hours/ day with a 5-day week this works out to 50 run-hours per week, 2600 hours/ year (ignoring holidays) and so on. Now any tasks that are scheduled based on a change in meter reading (e.g. every 1000 run-hours) will be scheduled as needed.

2. Actual use: You enter the meter readings as the equipment is used and you collect them. FastMaint will look through tasks based on this meter reading and schedule the task(s) when the meter readings have changed by the appropriate amount. For example after a meter reading change of 1000 run-hours for a maintenance task that needs to be done every 1000 run-hours. Rather than entering meter readings manually you can also import meter readings using the import function (in the Tools tab on the Home page in Web/ Cloud editions or under the File menu on the main window for other editions).

Save your changes. Once you have defined the meter on the equipment you can use changes in this meter to schedule tasks (Frequency = Meters/ Alarm).

Setup equipment meters – step-by-step instructions

a) Standard/ Professional Edition
b)  Web/ Cloud Edition

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