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Up skill your maintenance team to reduce downtime

Do you know how much your plant costs you to maintain?

Do you know the costs of downtime at your plant?

Have you considered economical solutions for maintenance repair and operations?

While past trends in preventative maintenance practices have seen significant reliability and cost down improvements, the latest research tells us that many companies are not investing in upskilling due to their reduced maintenance labour force and tight production schedules. Therefore, the best time to ensure and maximise the skill set and capability of the existing maintenance work force.

Cost effective training is best done on-site and in-house. maintenance repair and operations (MRO) solutions have the potential to save costs, improve efficiencies, improve worker skill levels, safety and productivity and deliver reliability to plants – benefits companies simply cannot afford to overlook.

Using the right products to properly maintain equipment is vital to the overall profitability and success of businesses. Providing workers who are in contact with this equipment with the necessary knowledge, skills, products and training for maintenance can help deliver the best equipment performance and reliability.

Equipment that is maintained poorly can cost companies tens of thousands of dollars. For example, a hydraulic leak at one drop/second at $12/litre equates to $18,396 lost per year. Similarly, an air leak of one mm at 600kPa at 15c/Kwh can cost $360 lost per year. And in the competitive economic landscape of today, every dollar counts.
At the end of the day, high quality products can only be as good as the people who use them.

Up skilling via on-site and hands on maintenance and repair workshops
You only get out what you put in. And this notion of training is being taken to the next level by Henkel, offering a variety of Loctite training opportunities in an ongoing commitment to education using engineering adhesives, sealants and composite repair technologies. Loctite Maintenance and Reliability Workshops (MRW) offer a unique customer training service that has been successfully running for more than a decade in Australia and New Zealand. It can be tailored to meet the needs of any plant/workshop and is conducted on-site; providing hands-on training to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of their maintenance operations, with reviews of common failure causes and prevention methods.

Attendees of Loctite MRW have the opportunity to learn the best practices in MRO as well as the latest technology in engineering adhesives, sealants and composites.

The Loctite MRW syllabus includes threadlocking, thread sealing, lubrication, gasketing, retaining and bonding. Attendees gain insight into such things as how a threaded fastener works, why gaskets fail, causes of leaks, potential fit problems and possible solutions of retaining, why assemblies seize, bonding basics and much more.

The Loctite MRW runs across industries including manufacturing, mining, energy and food processes, and is suitable for all levels of personnel. Two hours of hands-on training and an in-plant follow-up will give your workforce the knowledge and tools to save time, improve reliability and equipment safety.

When it comes to enhancing the skills of your team in MRO, maintenance engineers need look no further for a training solution that can also deliver cost savings and provide reliability to their plant.

For more information on Loctite Maintenance and Repair Workshops or to register your interest, call 0800 109 030 or email  

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