Maintenance of yarn spinning machines
A. Basu, Central Silk Board, India
Machines play a major role in determining the productivity of an industry, the quality of its products, power consumption and working atmosphere. All these factors are dependent on the mechanical condition of the machines. In spinning units, it is also very important that the condition of the major machines is maintained by systematic and well-planned maintenance practice. This chapter deals with such important aspects of maintenance management as maintenance scheduling, maintenance costs, the efficiency of maintenance functions, assessment of quality of maintenance, etc. Modern practices such as total productive maintenance (TPM), 5S and computerised ...