Autonomous maintenance is a team-based approach to maintenance activities. Rather than having repair technicians work on the equipment after it breaks down, autonomous maintenance is a prevention method that is performed by operators. Because they work with the equipment every day, operators are the ones most familiar with how a machine is functioning.
This empowers operators to become part of the maintenance process. When they are positively and energetically involved in maintenance activities, and treat the equipment as their own, TPM leads to soaring productivity. This book provides operators, supervisors, team leaders, and TPM coordinators with useful guidance for introducing autonomous maintenance.
Readers will learn:
" Four skills they can develop to keep equipment running smoothly
" How to inspect for problems as they clean equipment
" Ideas for containing debris that could damage equipment
" Tips for effective lubrication management
" How to use activity boards, meetings, and one-point lessons to promote TPM goals