If you have worked in industrial plant maintenance or machinery, you would have likely heard of the acronym “CILT,” which stands for Clean, Inspect, Lubricate, and Tighten. CILT is a crucial maintenance process that helps keep equipment in top condition and prevent breakdowns. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of the CILT process in Autonomous Maintenance/ Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), why CILT is important, what each step entails, and how you can implement CILT in your workplace.
The Importance of the CILT Process in Autonomous Maintenance
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is a powerful system of maintenance that aims to enhance productivity and efficiency in production processes. Its objectives are to increase equipment reliability, minimize maintenance costs, and boost operator engagement. Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is a key component of TPM, which empowers operators to take responsibility for the maintenance of their own equipment.
Unlike conventional maintenance programs that wait for machines to break down or reach their maintenance cycle, Autonomous Maintenance allows operators to perform routine preventive maintenance tasks such as cleaning, inspections, lubrication, and tightening (CILT) regularly. This approach minimizes the risks of equipment breakdowns and keeps the machines functioning at their optimal level, saving time and resources.
The CILT process is a key part of Autonomous Maintenance and involves four steps:
1. Cleaning: Removing dirt, dust, and debris from equipment to prevent buildup and corrosion.
2. Inspecting: Check for signs of wear and tear, damage, or other issues affecting performance.
3. Lubricating: Applying oil, grease, or other lubricants to moving parts reduces friction and prevents damage.
4. Tightening: Ensuring that bolts, nuts, and other fasteners are properly secured to prevent loosening or detachment.
Typically, CILT procedures are paper-based, which may lead to several drawbacks in the maintenance process. Paper-based processes are time-consuming as operators have to manually fill in crucial data in paper forms and re-enter into SAP or other backend systems, which may lead to inaccuracies. Also, there is no real-time visibility which may lead to an unplanned breakdown.
Implementing the CILT process can be challenging without the right tools. That’s where Unvired CILT Pro comes in.
Introducing Unvired CILT Pro
Unvired CILT Pro is an app designed to streamline the CILT process of Autonomous Maintenance in TPM. With features like task organization, task completion, maintenance history tracking, and reporting, the app helps operators and maintenance teams perform their tasks effectively and efficiently.
- Task Organization: One of the key features of Unvired CILT Pro is task organization. The app fetches all the work orders (tasks/activities/operations) assigned from the SAP Plant Maintenance/CMMS system and displays them in different tabs based on the date of execution or priority, depending on the user logged in or the plant configured. This helps operators and maintenance teams stay organized and ensures that each task is completed correctly and on schedule.
- Task Completion: Another important feature of CILT Pro is task completion by following Standard Operating features. The app allows users to digitally review task details, perform their job, and submit the task as completed. If they are unable to perform the job, they can explain why and submit the task. The work order can be marked as completed when all tasks have been completed.
- Tracking Maintenance History: Unvired CILT Pro also helps to track maintenance history, making it easy to identify areas for improvement and reduce the need for costly repairs and maintenance. The app helps to involve operators in the maintenance process and provides them with the resources they need to perform their tasks effectively. This can lead to increased engagement and productivity.
Key Benefits of Unvired CILT Pro:
By using Unvired CILT Pro in conjunction with the CILT process, operators and maintenance teams can improve equipment reliability, extend the lifespan, and reduce the risk of accidents/injuries. CILT Pro helps to ensure that each step of the CILT process is performed correctly and on schedule. The app also helps involve operators in maintenance, increasing engagement and productivity.
How to Get Started?
Optimizing the Cleaning, Inspection, and Lubrication (CILT) process of Autonomous Maintenance can be difficult without the right resources, especially digital. However, operators and maintenance teams can achieve unparalleled success by utilizing Unvired CILT Pro, the app specifically designed to streamline the process and enhance equipment efficiency.
Don’t let an inefficient and paper-based CILT process hold you back – try Unvired CILT Pro today and see the difference it can make for your business! Unvired has successfully leveraged the CILT app for customers in manufacturing to help solve the challenges of task assignment, execution, and reporting of work orders with integration to SAP and other systems.
Contact us to know more and learn how your business can benefit from the Unvired CILT Pro app.