by K.C. Spaight
When was the last time you thought about spare parts for your Memmert lab equipment?
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We are familiar with that old proverb attributed to Ben Franklin. We seem to know instinctively that it’s cheaper to prevent a problem than it is to deal with the consequences of the problem after it has already happened. Most of us think of it in relation to our health. We realize that if we take proper care of ourselves, then our body will be more likely to perform as we want it to, when we need it to.
Plan Ahead For Lab Equipment Maintenance
How many of us think to apply that same axiom to the lab equipment that our company relies on heavily on a daily basis? Truth be told, we don’t all plan ahead for oven maintenance like we should. A small amount of time spent now to make sure that key lab equipment is kept clean and in perfect working condition will save a lot of time down the road.
Time is, after all, money. Doing proper preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis and stocking a supply of spare parts — parts that if they fail will result in a machine being “down” for a period of time — are sound business practices. They protect against that dreaded “down” time for equipment that is important to our business and to our customers’ businesses.
The best time to ensure that you have a properly inflated spare tire in your car is before you leave for an important appointment or the job interview you’ve wanted for months. That potential employer or new client may question why you are calling to reschedule when you could have prevented the problem in the first place. If you haven’t done so already, take a few minutes to talk with the team at your workplace about the lab equipment that you rely on. Then, create a preventative maintenance plan for that equipment and come up with a list of parts that you must keep in stock to minimize equipment “down” time. There will be a time in the future that you’re glad you did.
Order Spare Parts
What if you’re one of the lucky ones that never needs those replacement parts? Well, that is great news for you, but it is surely still better to have and not need, than need and not have. Think of it as insurance. We all have insurance and hope that we never need to file a claim, but we don’t want to be that person who doesn’t have insurance when they need it.
If your Memmert equipment is vital to your operation, and you want assistance in determining what the key spare parts are, then you will be pleased to learn that Wisconsin Oven Distributors and Memmert have designed “Spare Part Packs” to help minimize the chance of a parts emergency. Simply contact Wisconsin Oven Distributors, provide some basic information about your Memmert unit (for example, “I have a UF30, 115V, Serial # B123.4567”), tell us that you are interested in a Spare Parts Pack, and let us help you have your lab equipment ready to perform how you want it to, when you want it to.