An sometimes overlooked aspect of running a fleet is the execution of a Preventative Maintenance (PM) plan. Some fleets have a service manager who knows the schedules of the units in his fleet, but fails to do PM work in a timely fashion. This can result in a higher percentage of machine breakdowns and shorter life expectancies for the equipment, not to mention the possibility of higher repair costs at breakdown.
A PM is a service that is applied to a unit at a pre-set interval, either a span of time (ex., every 3 months or annually) or a distance measured by odometer readings (ex., every 5,000 miles). An example of a PM would be to have an oil change service every 2,500 miles. If a unit is associated with a PM like this, once the accumulated odometer readings total 2,500 miles since the last PM, a reminder will be attached to the unit record by EMDECS indicating that it’s time for that PM to be performed on that unit.
EMDECS provides a robust PM scheduler which allows for any number of PM schedules to be developed and associated with any unit in your system.