Industrial contracts are awarded based on overall productivity, quality, and inspections of production lines. To ensure that your facility looks presentable to potential clients, keeping your industrial machinery in tip-top condition is critically important.
If you already have a trained team that performs regular maintenance on mechanical and electrical systems, taking care of your equipment’s exterior is equally important. Besides regular cleaning, painting your equipment every few years is vital to protect it against environmental factors. Below are 10 advantages to painting your industrial equipment.
- Improved appearance: Tired-looking equipment suggests unreliability, having a negative impact on your company’s image. Keeping your plant and machinery looking like new is one of the simplest things you can do to send out the right message to potential clients. But the benefits of painting equipment go beyond the visual overhaul. In a nutshell, your clients will feel more confident in your facility, which will bring you more business. Additionally, painting equipment in your chosen color scheme will allow you to create a more unified look throughout your company.
- Rust and corrosion prevention: One way to keep your machines up and running is to protect them from rust and corrosion. Rust and corrosion will eventually lead to a larger component or even entire machine failure, which will result in prolonged downtime and extra costs.
- Weather resistance: Special coating systems offer superior weather resistance, protecting your machinery against moisture damage, tarnishing, acid rain, salt air corrosion, etc. Additionally, coatings with UV blockers can help prevent sun fading, yellowing, paint cracking, and peeling.
- Thermal protection: Elevated temperatures can create an extremely aggressive environment for industrial equipment. Fortunately, paint manufacturers make available a series of heat-resistant coatings that provide adequate protection against thermal shock, corrosion under insulation resulting from temperature variations, and other problems typically occurring in high-temperature service environments.
- Extended equipment service life: Repainting machinery will restore its original finish, which usually breaks down within two or three years. Adequate control of coatings and painting techniques will result in a high-quality, reliable finish that can help extend the lifecycle of your industrial equipment by several years, maximizing your return on investment.
- Fewer breakdowns: Maintaining and repainting your equipment regularly will protect your business against unexpected equipment failure, reducing downtime and the high costs associated to a minimum.
- Enhanced productivity: Properly maintained equipment won’t only last years longer, it will also help you increase productivity. Tough painting your industrial equipment doesn’t guarantee elimination of all unplanned downtime, it has proved to reduce the frequency of equipment failure, with a positive impact on productivity.
- Ease of maintenance: Painted equipment is much easier to maintain. Since dirt can’t penetrate a shiny surface, removing it from freshly painted equipment is quite easy.
- Increased savings: Repainting industrial machinery will increase its life span, which translates into cost savings in the long term. Part of proactive maintenance, painting equipment is not a cost for a business; it’s an investment that brings high returns.
- Higher resale value: Painting your industrial equipment once it has reached its end of life is one thing you can do to increase its resale value. Machinery that looks fresh and clean will sell faster, for a better price than equipment that’s not well maintained.
In conclusion, painting your industrial equipment regularly will help protect it against the negative effects of various factors and keep it looking sharp year after year. Want to find out more about painting industrial equipment? Call our staff at (904) 641-4800 for professional advice or for a free industrial estimate.