The importance of preventive maintenance

The term ‘if it’s not broken, don’t fix it’ still applies to many industries. But due to increasing costs of downtime, we want to emphasize on the benefits of preventive maintenance.

Operator and machine safety

By performing a regular preventive maintenance, you are assured your equipment remains to operate under safe conditions, both for the machine and the operators.  Possible issues can be nipped in the but before they have a chance to cause harm.

Machine efficiency

Normal wear and tear can result in lower machine efficiency. Preventive maintenance assures optimal working conditions and conserves the life span of the equipment.

Time savings

A planned preventive maintenance may cause small hindrance for production, but that is nothing compared to actual downtime caused by a breakdown. Because it is planned, production can propose the optimal time and can factor in the nuisance. Preventative maintenance procedures take less time than emergency repairs and replacements.


Our technicians dispose of a fully equipped service vehicle with all necessary tools for maintenance and small repairs.

During  a preventive maintenance on an installation, a maintenance report is made up, in which all hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and mechanical parts are checked. Remarks are noted in the maintenance report of which the customer receives a copy.

Depending on the outcome of the report, Valvan takes action, in consultation with the customer, to plan a next preventative maintenance or a repair intervention with replacement parts.

For more information, please contact us through service@valvan.comor call +32 56 521 387.