The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Picture this – you’ve invested money and your best resources into automated packaging machines to get your product to the end user in a more efficient way. They are providing you with tremendous success such as increased throughput, decreased labour costs, decreased material costs, and more. Your automated packaging machine has been running at peak performance since investing in it months ago and then all of a sudden, it’s down because a part is broken.



Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is maintenance that is routinely performed on any physical assets to reduce equipment failure, unplanned machine downtime, and avoid costly repairs for maintenance teams.

Why is it important?


Preventative maintenance lays the foundation the successful equipment performance and facilities management. Preventive maintenance keeps your packaging equipment running efficiently, maintains safety for employees, and helps avoid costly repairs down the road.


Our technicians will work with your maintenance team to determine the best times to schedule your PMP appointments. Your custom-tailored maintenance program depends on the quantities and types of equipment being serviced but, keeping the automated packaging machines running at optimal performance is crucial.

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Benefits of Preventative Maintenance Programs


Crawford Packaging believes in the importance of supporting our customers and the packaging solutions we provide. Consequently, we offer comprehensive packaging machine service options designed to prevent packaging machine issues before they become problems. As the adage states, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


Benefits of Preventative Maintenance:

  • Decreased chance of equipment downtime
  • Increased life of the system
  • Maintain optimal equipment efficiency
  • Increased equipment safety
  • Increased system reliability
  • Increased production levels

Crawford Packaging’s Equipment Preventative Maintenance Program


Crawford Packaging provides preventative maintenance program agreements with multiple different schedule options including monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and yearly on a wide range of packaging equipment systems. Our service team will work with you to understand your packaging machine production volumes and requirements. Some things you may experience in a PMP are:

  • Changing of essential fluids
  • Lubrication of moving parts
  • Testing/recording machine benchmarks
  • Re-calibration of systems, if required
  • Required equipment adjustments
  • Tightening of fasteners
  • Operator interaction verification

After each scheduled PMP appointment, Crawford Packaging’s Technicians provide you with a comprehensive list of action items. The action items list will point out any replacement parts, or required packaging machine repairs. Crawford’s Packaging Specialists then contact you to schedule the repair when the parts and materials are available.

Factory Trained and Certified Packaging Equipment Technicians


At Crawford Packaging, we are dedicated to enhancing your business performance. Our factory trained and certified Technicians understand your packaging machine down to the last nut and bolt. This ensures your PMP will target the key areas of your packaging machine that see the most use. Regular maintenance of high use parts extends your equipment’s life cycle and can reduce the frequency of costly repairs.

The Preventative Maintenance Program Saves Time and Money!

Our factory trained and certified service department will work according to your schedule and will minimize required down time to make sure your packaging solution is available when you need it. As an added benefit to our customers, we will send you a periodic letter to remind you when recommended preventative maintenance is due.


Contact us today to start your Preventative Maintenance Program!


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