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Press Repair

Repairing your press is extremely important to keep production at maximum efficiency. Taking the time to inspect your press can save you time and money in the future. When your press is being dismantled for repair, this provides a great opportunity to inspect the press for any further repairs or modifications to enhance the system. Taking this time to inspect the press can save time and money. A large part of the expense of equipment repairs or modifications is the labor associated with teardown and inspection.

Timing your press repair around a relocation is beneficial because production downtime is already planned. Components targeted for replacement or repair can be dealt with while the rest of the machinery is being moved to its new location. In many cases, components can be repaired and reinstalled with the other equipment as a seamless process.

For example, during the dismantle inspection, it may be revealed that the drive shaft or the ram needs to be rebuilt. Discovering any issues at this point and having all repairs and upgrades completed during this already scheduled downtime will save time and money in the long run. If the components are not rebuilt during this time, they will need to be fixed in the future which could cause disruption to production schedules. This would also be costly due to having to dismantle the press twice to reach and rebuild the components.

Lee Contracting has its own in-house maintenance and repair department. Our highly-skilled machine repair, industrial maintenance and machinist teams can maintain, troubleshoot, repair and rebuild your machinery. We offer on-site machine repair, or we can take your equipment to our fully equipped facility to perform repairs.

Our machining team uses state-of-the-art precision manufacturing equipment for reliable accuracy and consistency. We also offer portable machining services that enable us to keep your downtime to a minimum as well as save thousands of dollars by not having to completely disassemble large machinery.

Call us today at (888) 833-8776 for a free quote on relocating or repairing a press, or click here.

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Electrical Preventive Maintenance

Two weeks ago, we discussed the importance of preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance is also extremely necessary for electrical equipment. A great deal can go wrong if an electrical system is not adequately maintained. As electrical loads cycle between high and low demand, thermal expansion and contraction cause connections to loosen. Electrical panels that are never cleaned accumulate dust and dirt that deposit on these connections. The loose and dirty connections provide a high resistance path that are directly responsible for more than 30 percent of electrical failures. Another 17 percent of electrical failures are attributed to live electrical components being exposed to moisture. With a comprehensive electrical preventive maintenance program, both conditions — which account for almost half of all electrical losses — can be corrected.

Electrical Preventive Maintenance

*Thermal Imaging maintenance should be completed on electrical equipment every 12 months.

How Preventive Maintenance Saves You Money

  • Reduced Downtime
  • Increase Operational Efficiency
  • Reduce the Risk of Expensive Reactive Maintenance
  • Increase the Life of Equipment
  • Improved Customer Service

With the failure rate of electrical equipment being 3 times higher for components that are not included in a scheduled preventive maintenance program, the benefits are hard to argue. We can plan maintenance in coordination with scheduled shutdowns to reduce downtime. Our electrical team is continuously trained and keep up to date on electrical codes and regulations.

We pride ourselves on removing the barriers that come with hiring multiple contractors. With all our trades under one roof, we control every aspect of your next project, saving you time and money.

Interested in implementing an effective preventive maintenance plan for your business or organization? We can help determine your maintenance plan and what your equipment needs.

Contact us today or call us at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can manage your production with preventive maintenance.

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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is often viewed by companies as an unnecessary expenditure. In most cases, this is far from the truth and can prove to be a very costly mistake to make. Many companies tend to focus solely on the immediate issues that arise – repairing or replacing parts when something goes wrong and reacting to urgent matters. While reactive maintenance is necessary in certain situations, transitioning to preventative maintenance is a strategy that will save both time and money, as well as help operations to run more smoothly. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at preventative maintenance with a spotlight on how it can save a company money over the long term.

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance is not about fixing problems. Its focus is on preventing those problems from ever happening in the first place. It includes activities such as cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, repairs, and parts replacement. Each of these activities is performed to keep equipment running in top condition and to prevent downtime and reactive fixes.

How Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money

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1) Reduced Downtime

When it comes to production, the phrase ‘time is money’ rings true. Every time machinery goes down for maintenance, you’re losing money both from employee wages (since employees must wait for the equipment to be fixed) and from products (which cannot be produced when the equipment goes down). Preventative maintenance drastically reduces downtime because the entire purpose is to prevent downtime.

2) Increased Operational Efficiency

When preventative maintenance is properly implemented, equipment is routinely maintained so it can always run at optimal condition. When machines run more efficiently, they don’t have to use as much energy and resources. This means cost savings as well as improving your environmental footprint.

3) Reduce the Risk of Expensive Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance is incredibly expensive. When something breaks unexpectedly, you have the costs of your maintenance crew (which can include overtime pay), the cost of the extra time it takes to diagnose the problem and the cost of the parts (which can include expedited shipping charges). Preventative maintenance can dramatically reduce the risk of these costs. With preventative maintenance, routine checks and planned maintenance at convenient times, you avoid large and expensive fixes down the road.

4) Increase the Life of Equipment

In addition to reducing downtime and expensive fixes, preventative maintenance will also increase the life of your equipment. When everything is up to date and working properly, you will maximize the lifespan of your equipment, helping you get the most out of your investment.

5) Improved Customer Service

Your customers put trust and confidence in the goods or services you provide. They expect that these things will be delivered on time, and no one wants to hear that the products will be delayed because of machinery failures. When you can consistently provide quality, on-time service to your customers, you’ll end up with happier customers, better reviews, more referrals and ultimately more sales.

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Implementing a Preventative Maintenance Program

If you’ve been relying on reactive maintenance but want a solution that will save you money, time and stress, it’s time to turn to preventative maintenance.

We recommend for the following equipment be on a preventative maintenance schedule:

  • Air Compressors
  • Compressed Air Dryers
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Packaged RTU’s
  • Split Refrigeration Systems
  • Process Chillers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Make Up Air Units
  • Dust Collection Systems
  • Infrared Heating Systems
  • Boilers
  • Unit Heaters
  • All types of HVAC equipment
  • Backflow Preventer

As you can see, preventative maintenance offers many benefits. Make the switch today and the cost savings will start to add up quickly for your business.

Interested in implementing an effective preventative maintenance plan for your business or organization?

Contact us today or call us at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can streamline your production with preventative maintenance.

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Equipment Maintenance

Regular maintenance of equipment is an important and necessary activity. Maintenance covers many activities including inspection, testing, measurement, replacement and adjustment. There are two types of maintenance: preventive maintenance is planned and focuses on preventing future problems, while corrective maintenance is reactive and occurs when equipment requires service to be repaired. Preventive maintenance is all-inclusive to improve reliability, reduce the probability of an unexpected breakdown and extend your equipment’s lifespan.

Our equipment maintenance teams are highly trained and skilled to know the ins and outs of your equipment. Our knowledgeable staff is productive and safe, which means your equipment is in the best hands.

Equipment MaintenanceMaintenance can be a high-risk activity. There can also be difficulties in accessing equipment that requires maintenance and this may require work at heights or confined space entry. At Lee Contracting we always ensure that safe working procedures are followed. Our technicians prepare their workspace, complete any necessary safety documents, identify potential hazards, make sure to be equipped with the correct tools and wear PPE. Our safety department helps eliminate safety hazards. We continue to maintain safe, organized, clean and efficient job sites as the safety of our personnel and customers is always our top priority.

Our approach is to provide preventative maintenance for your machinery & equipment. But we know that emergencies happen, which is why we provide 365-day, 24/7 emergency service to those in need of getting equipment up and running. Our machine repair department is made of highly skilled machine repair, industrial maintenance and machinist teams ready to maintain and repair your equipment.

Call us today to receive a free quote for your next industrial project, (888) 833-8776.

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Lee Contracting’s Industrial Maintenance Service

Lee Contracting strives to deliver the highest quality service to our customers. Lee Contracting offers our customers industrial maintenance services to fulfill your maintenance needs. We understand the importance of delivering effective solutions to continually improve our services while maintaining your production schedules.

Lee’s Experience

Lee Contracting is your turn-key service provider for your industrial contracting needs. For 30 years, we have delivered our services throughout the United States. Our drive to deliver on-time quality service has been noticed by the industry, leading us to be listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list two years in a row. We attribute our business success to our customer-centric approach driven by the care our employees put into their work.

Industrial Maintenance Capabilities

Lee Contracting’s industrial maintenance capability contains several features aimed at ensuring that your maintenance needs are met on time and safely. Through listening to our clients, we learned of their varied needs when it came to facility and/or machinery upkeep. We provide dependable maintenance to minimize equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. When emergencies happen, we also offer a 24/7 maintenance service to get you back up and running.

Benefits of Lee’s Maintenance Service

Your needs and concerns will be addressed by a team of professionals who are the owners of the company. Industrial maintenance is one of the many services we offer to satisfy our client’s needs. We provide a wide range of services all aimed at making your operations smoother and faster while maintaining the highest standards of safety.

Lee Contracting’s industrial maintenance service puts your needs first.

Call us today for more information at (888) 833-8776 or request more information online.