Episode 11: Machine Maintenance Simplified

October 14, 2020 11:34 am


In this episode of Machine Shop Talk, Ian discusses the importance of machine maintenance and takes a look into The UP! App, a network designed to connect machine shops with service providers.

If you work in a machine shop, you know that the key to maintaining a profitable business is keeping your machines up and running. That requires keeping them in mint condition by taking good care of them, scheduling regular checkups, and making sure that if something goes wrong, repairs are done promptly and accurately. In simple terms, you need to have your machine maintenance game on point.

Machine maintenance is one of the most overlooked aspects of running a machine shop. Too many owners often underestimate the issue and end up paying for it… downtime comes at a steep price! Luckily there are ways to avoid falling into the maintenance trap and Ian discusses both of them in the video.

For starters, understanding how to do basic machine maintenance and repairs is going to save you a lot of time and money in the long run. No matter what type of machines you have on the shop floor, you should be able to do basic routine maintenance and troubleshoot common issues.

When it comes to more substantial maintenance operations such as machine checkups, repairs or installations, finding a reliable, trustworthy service provider is crucial to keeping the green light on. Ian found a great solution in The UP! App.

The UP! App connects machine shops to a broad network of industrial machine service providers, helping you get your machines back up and running. UP! allows you to add information about your machines to your account, submit service requests to the network, and get quotes from service professionals in your area that can take care of your machines quickly and professionally. It also allows you to message or video call the bidding providers to help them better understand the type of maintenance needed and provide a more detailed quote. UP! App is an intuitive and free app available in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or on any desktop browser. Learn more about the UP! service network.

What’s your approach to machine maintenance? Have any questions about The UP! App? Let us know in the comments and make sure to subscribe for more videos!

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