Tags are a powerful visual communication aid for identifying problems in any situation – production, service, support or administration area. Use tags to let people know there is a problem and that it has been formally recorded – no need to waste time by having the same fault reported by different shift or even different people on the same shift.
These tags are used in normal operations for production and Autonomous Maintenance clean, check and lubricate activities and on Autonomous Maintenance Step 1 when doing the initial cleaning of the equipment.
Use RED MAINTENANCE TAGS when technical assistance is needed to resolve the issue. For example when you notice a new vibration or noise on a machine. The maintenance team can investigate and prepare to find the cause and take corrective action at the next opportunity depending on the urgency.
Observe the machine in operation
• Use your full senses to detect abnormalities such as excessive mechanical noise, leaking seals, overheating coolant, jerky movements.
• TAG these abnormalities.
• Seek out the sources behind these abnormalities, defects don’t happen in isolation.
Stop and Isolate the Machine
Open the machine panels and covers
• Seek out the hidden defects.
• Seek out the causes and sources of the defects.
Please call if you require these tags numbered (addition charges will apply)