Equipment & System Maintenance

We don’t just wind you up and let you go.

In the world of manufacturing facilities for technology markets, cleanliness, efficiency, precision, and safety are critical. The competition is fierce and there is no room for error. Every second of equipment system downtime can mean the difference between exceeding your production targets and losing a critical customer.

It’s not enough to design, build, and outfit a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. It also must be maintained to ensure it operates like a well-oiled machine. Quality, above all, is paramount.

That means staying well ahead of industry specifications and being compliant with ISO 9001 certification. Systems need continuous attention and preventive maintenance. Regular inspections are necessary and software updates are a given.

At Kinetics, we know what it takes to stay ahead of the pack in the fast-paced and highly specialized worlds of microelectronics, solar, biopharmaceuticals, data centers, and R&D. For over four decades, we’ve been responsible for leading-edge manufacturing facilities in all regions of the world. We don’t just build them, wind them up and let them go. We get them started, and stay with them, supporting them throughout their lifetime and keeping them up-to-date with the latest technology.

In particular, our equipment and system maintenance services help ensure that our clients operate all chemical and gas systems, CDA compressors, and dryers at optimal efficiency levels.

We service all our tools, perform system upgrades, and provide and install replacement parts.

Our maintenance programs result in optimization of safety performance, reductions in total cost-of-ownership, improvements in equipment uptime, and increases in quality and consistency of process media.

Equipment Maintenance Activities:

  • Preventive maintenance
  • System and unit inspection
  • Filter change-out
  • Pump repair & replacement
  • Maintenance & calibration of gas detection system
  • Inspection of electrical distribution panels & control modules
  • Maintenance of monitoring systems
  • Measurement & Analysis
  • Documentation procedures & QA/QC

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In top-level athletic competition, it is attending to the small things than matters. Data shows that insufficient hydration can account for a drop of 5-7% or more in speed and strength. Lauded Ironman winner Craig “Crowie” Alexander is known to scout the entire course, looking for every place he can gain speed or avoid getting stalled out while staying fueled and hydrated.

Microelectronics, solar, biopharmaceutical, data center and R&D industry sectors operate more at this level of performance than simply “good enough” or “limp along until we can deal with it.” Even when global markets were not as attuned to fractional differences, Kinetics took anticipation and vigilance to another level; more like professional or Olympic athletes.

The result is a culture that replaces assumptions with schedules, casual observations with disciplined checkpoints. Being compliant with ISO 9001 certification is the foundation for uncommon attention to detail—one that doesn’t slow production but imparts predictable rhythms to production lines as well as entire facilities.

Central to Equipment and System Maintenance services are seven questions that propel the Kinetics team in crafting programs for precision manufacturers around the world.

  1.  WHAT’S THE GOAL? Each line and facility takes on the personality and mission of the manager. In some cases, the desired outcome is stellar quality without losing volume. Adaptability, likewise, could be the overarching pursuit of an R&D facility built around innovation (plus repeatability and documentation).
  2. AND THE DASHBOARD? Metrics support the aim, with increased MTBF requiring a combination of daily performance standards along with wisely planned maintenance. The point is to be predictable over time rather than creating a rollercoaster culture of system, process and machine reliability.
  3. HOW TO GET OUT IN FRONT? While some level of grinding detail is sure to follow, the need to be more predictive and preventative is a hallmark of technology leaders. Personal experiences are mapped against historic data—and probabilities as seen by Kinetics—to assign a value to proactive efforts.
  4. WHERE TO SPEND? Smaller investments in the right maintenance efforts tend to produce the biggest ROI. For example, filter change-out along with pump repair and replacement are what safeguard the plant’s “circulatory” system from struggling to the point of failure.
  5. WHEN TO RECALIBRATE? Flowing along with foundational systems can be a dangerous cultural norm. That’s simply because “what is” can so easily become “what is normative” even as chemistry variations, personnel changes and metrics alterations create new, unspoken standards. From Kinetics perspective, this “management by default” mindset is perilous.
  6. INSPECTION CIRCUMSTANCES AND INTERVALS? More than a quick check-in, there’s a need to put another set of eyes on production-dependent subsystems, processes and supply infrastructure. While “too long” equals “too late,” it takes experience and judgment to say how and where inspection is warranted.
  7. WHOM TO TRUST? Kinetics, simply by advancing these questions, is demonstrating a level of competency commensurate with that required in precision industries—places where chemistry, gases, feeds, flows and operation have consequences to the enterprise. Using these seven questions is a strong start to choosing a team with the ability to deliver on No. 1 without losing site of the six other essential factors.

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