7 Aspects Of A Low Maintenance Heavy-Duty Machinery


If we take a moment to look at the things around us, we can see how different pieces of machinery surround us. Even at home, we utilise various pieces of machinery for different needs. In many industries and businesses, machinery is the backbone of their daily operation and work production.

Almost every industry utilises machinery for a specific work need. Some use small yet essential machinery like a printing machine or internet router, while others rely heavily on massive equipment like steam boilers. Interestingly, many pieces of machinery are large in size but require low maintenance.

Most of those pieces provide a vital service to industries that produce the products and services we benefit from unconsciously. Aside from steam boilers, many other types of machinery perform rigorous and extensive workloads, yet they require little to no maintenance.

It’s safe to say that those pieces are more than just an investment piece for a company. And if you’re wondering what aspects those types of machinery have that make them the efficient and reliable machines they are, this post is for you. Here are seven characteristics of low-maintenance machinery.


1 – They’re usually expensive because you’ll pay for more than their function.

In my introduction, I used steam boilers as an example of low-maintenance machinery. Intriguingly, despite being easy to maintain, steam boilers cost a lot. Specifically, the types that production businesses use.

On average, the starting price of a fire tube boiler starts at $10,000. Of course, prices vary depending on the boiler supplier as well as the size and features of the equipment. Another machinery that requires low maintenance is electricity generators. However, just like boilers, they’re expensive. But despite their price, they provide functional services to many industries’ products and services.


2 – They produce technical work that can be challenging for humans.

Another aspect of low-maintenance equipment is they produce technical work. In most cases, what those pieces of machinery do can be done by humans, but it will be challenging, time-consuming, and demanding. That’s why experts developed and produced them to do the hard work for us.

Machinery is complex and is not limited to pieces that factories and manufacturing companies use. Vehicles are also an example of things that use machinery to operate. Can you imagine your travel to work and other places without vehicles? Can you picture going through winter without any heating system to keep you warm? If your answer is no, that’s because essential yet low-maintenance machinery provides technical work that makes our lives easier.


3 – They’re usually huge, but many small pieces of machinery require low maintenance. 

Another aspect of low-maintenance equipment that performs heavy workload duty is they’re usually huge. It is one of the common characteristics that many heavy-duty pieces of machinery share. But of course, that does not mean that smaller equipment is no longer efficient. 

In fact, many small pieces of machinery require low maintenance as well. However, most equipment you’ll find is massive and essential in technical work services, specifically in the engineering industries.


4 – They have technical parts.

Every piece of machinery has various parts that complete the exceptional work performance it provides. I mentioned earlier that steam boilers are machinery that provides technical work production in many industries. That’s because its parts comprise a tank, tubes, and functions that allow it to produce high-temperature and high-pressure steam for various needs.

In the case of steam boilers, their parts are technical and only specific brand specialists offer the replacement and supply of their parts. Of course, you can find cheaper and affordable dupes for their parts. However, using them does not guarantee that the machine will produce the same work quality and that it will affect your machine’s performance in the long run.


5 – They’re majorly used in engineering services and companies.

Engineering, by definition, is the branch of science and technology that covers the design, building, and use of machines, engines, and structures. Engineering has a broad scope that extends from the top four we know which are civil, mechanical, chemical, and electrical. And these types each utilise heavy workload machinery.

Of course, not all machinery that engineering companies use requires low maintenance. Some are delicate and require thorough use and care to maintain their performance. However, many, if not most, require low maintenance.


6 – In most cases, experts and professionals are the ones operating them.

It’s undeniable how many pieces of equipment can be technical to operate. In most cases, you need time to learn and familiarise yourself with its functions and mechanics. Even companies and businesses that use machinery designate specific professionals to operate their machinery and usually restrict other employees from doing so.

Even though most heavy-duty equipment is low-maintenance, it’s easy to disrupt their functions and settings, especially if a person who is not knowledgeable about it does so. There are many cases when this happens and causes technical problems with the equipment. Even though many heavy-duty types of machinery are easy to maintain, they can be tedious to repair and can cost negative business downtime.


7 – They only require one-extensive maintenance and servicing annually or as needed.

Lastly, most heavy-duty machinery only requires one-extensive maintenance and servicing annually or as needed. Many companies only schedule equipment check-ups as needed. However, it’s ideal to schedule them annually to ensure that your equipment is in its optimal condition for work performance.

Of course, it will still depend on you and your company’s preferences. However, if you can and have the means, it’s better to service it annually. 


Heavy-workload machinery is everywhere–we just need to look closely.

Using these seven aspects, try to look closely at your surroundings and identify pieces of machinery that only require low maintenance. Hopefully, you’ll discover more heavy-workload equipment and machines that perform exceptional tasks you unconsciously benefit from, like steam boilers. 


About the author:

Bianca Banda is a writer for Trilogy Boilers Australia, a veteran specialising in boiler and burner installations, servicing, engineering, and industrial gas plumbing.

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