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Should you maintain or replace equipment?



Many factors need to be considered, and every customer will have different circumstances in making a decision to either maintain or replace their existing hydraulic machines. These factors can include:

  • Type of products being produced and the necessary precision.
     
  • Type of customer base you’re going after.
     
  • What kind of maintenance issues the hydraulic machines are having and the cost associated with keeping them in good working order.
     
  • Cost of energy.
     
  • Skill level of the maintenance department.
     
  • Cost of capital.
     
  • Hourly machine rates and cycle time improvement opportunities.
     
  • New construction of facility in the evaluation of utility requirements such as power drop sizes and HVAC considerations.
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