It’s no secret that equipment serviced on a routine schedule outlasts equipment that is not. The practice, commonly referred to as preventive maintenance, is meant to avoid catastrophic failures and to help equipment perform better over its useful life.
Yet, despite the many advantages of regular service, many companies still neglect their equipment and find themselves responding reactively to equipment failures. This is unfortunate since the performance of a company’s equipment is often closely tied to its profits. In the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, for instance, this means the more efficiently a company’s equipment performs, the more positively it will impact their bottom line and vice versa.
Preventive maintenance has a number of benefits that make it worth utilizing:
- It extends the useful life of equipment and decreases the need for capital replacements.
- It enhances the efficiency and productivity of the equipment.
- It enhances performance by increasing overall uptime.
- It contributes to a positive reputation for your company (because the ability to produce products on a reliable schedule equates to a good reputation).
Although routine service may not be at the top of your company’s list of priorities, having a program in place to provide preventive maintenance or services not covered under warranty yields so many benefits at so little cost that it is clearly a wise strategy for companies to adopt.
Below are a few of the available options:
Extended Warranties: Extended warranties cover a specified period, typically outside that of the original manufacturer warranty. These warranties offer the consumer peace of mind because they provide a level of protection for their equipment. Extended warranties can help improve productivity, decrease downtime from malfunctions, maintain performance, extend equipment life, reduce the overall cost of ownership, and give customers fast and easy access to the best service and parts.
Service Contracts: It’s typical for equipment to require ongoing maintenance to keep it in good shape. A maintenance agreement provides a plan for this ongoing work to keep devices functioning properly. Service contracts protect customers from charges for service calls, labor, and parts. Optimally the terms of a service agreement will be tailored to fit the specific needs of the consumer to control costs of ownership. As consumers schedule ongoing maintenance per manufacturer recommendations, it’s likely that equipment will continue to function at optimal levels. Plans can range to include features such as yearly service, all-inclusive plans, and time and materials service.
If you are looking to protect your surveying, mapping, construction or printing and imaging equipment investment by purchasing a preventive maintenance contract or extended warranty, email firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our service department will contact you with a variety of options to meet your needs and your budget.