Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Garment Machine Maintenance Procedure according to ISO

1.0 Purpose & scope 
Get the optimum performance & results from the machines with regard to quality & productivity. To be corrective & preventive where determining the root concerns all activities causes and take effective actions.

2.0 Responsibilities:
It is the Maintenance In-charge responsibility for the overall activity of the section & he has mechanics to assist him in all functions related to corrective & preventive maintenance

3.0 Procedure:
3.1 Installation of new Machinery
3.1.1 To read the assembly instructions manual provided by the supplier which contains, Kit identification, Table assembly instructions, belt installation, electrical wiring diagrams etc.
3.1.2 Check for damaged parts and if found inform supplier immediately
3.1.3 Verify all the function of the machines such as trimming, tacking sensors etc. are in order
3.1.4 Number the machines according to brand, type, and serial for easy reference.
3.1.5 Maintain record of machine brand, machine Installation date & machine no. the Machine History Register (MNT/3/01)

3.2 Preventive Maintenance
3.2.1 The Maintenance In-charge prepares a Preventive Maintenance Schedule (MNT/3/02) once a year, which contains the maintenance checklist and the frequency
3.2.2 The frequency of the maintenance is decided based on the machine manufacturer’s recommendations and on past experience.
3.2.3 The Preventive Maintenance Schedule (MNT/3/02) is approved by the Factory Manager / Production Manager and is circulated to all Department Heads.
3.2.4 Preventive maintenance of every machine is carried out according to the preventive maintenance schedule.
3.2.5 Services of Machines are recorded on Machine History Register (MNT/3/01) and also in Maintenance Register (MNT/3/03). Maintenance of machine at correct times is closely monitored & assured by the Production Manager.

3.3 Machine Break Down
3.3.1 During the production process, if the machine performance fails to comply with the required standard in regard to puckering, thread breakage, skipping etc. immediately the helper informs the line supervisor and supervisor informs the maintenance personnel immediately.
3.3.2 If the mechanic needs time to repair it, he should replace it with another machine to avoid production failures.
3.3.3 If spare parts are required, a requisition should be raised and approval should be obtained from the Factory Manager / Production Manager prior to replacement.
3.3.4 After Machine adjustments are completed, the mechanic must check a few pieces and depending on the result may or may not go for further machine adjustment.
3.3.5 The Mechanic has to record the particulars & job details in the Machine History Register (MNT/3/01) and Maintenance Register (MNT/3/03).
3.3.6 The duration of the interruption is recorded on the Maintenance Register (MNT/3/03) and the Mechanics also signs on the operator’s production control sheet.
3.3.7 Parts replaced are also recorded on Maintenance Register (MNT/3/01).

3.4. Receipt and Issue of Spare Parts 
3.4.1 The parts are received from the store by raising a Store Requisition Slip (STR/3/01) duly signed by the Factory Manager/Production Manager.
3.4.2. While issuing new parts, the maintenance In-charge first checks the damaged old part. If the old part cannot be repaired only then a new part is issued, provided it does not effect production.

4.0 Related Documents
Machine History Register                  MNT/3/01
Preventive Maintenance Schedule     MNT/3/02
Daily Maintenance Register              MNT/3/03
Store Requisition Slip                       STR/3/01
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