OPERA manages and controls all the maintenance activities performed on the company assets, in particular the assets involved in the production process such as machines/equipment/tools and other work instruments. The primary objective is to ensure the availability of production resources, trying to avoid breakdowns and/or incidental breakages that can affect the productivity, as well as maintaining a good technological level of the plants and above all reducing the losses for the management of the plant and related maintenance costs to zero.
OPERA maintenance is managed on 4 different aspects in a transversal way with the other functional areas of production, quality and materials.
- Preventive Maintenance (or Ordinary Maintenance)
It means the planning and management of the maintenance operations, with a "zero breakdown" approach. Preventive maintenance alarms can be set for quantities produced, machine/tool working time or date.
- Breakdown Maintenance (or Extraordinary Maintenance)
It means the management of maintenance activities related to an unexpected failure, which will be followed by a maintenance request that must be managed quickly, in order to allow the rapid resume of the activities. Generally, as a result of a machine downtime declaration, Opera generates automatically a maintenance request, a maintenance order and the precise detection of the maintenance activity performed by the operator, with an analysis of the waiting time, the time of repair, spare parts management and finally an analysis of the maintenance performance.
- Autonomous Maintenance (or Daily Checks/Inspections)
It means the management of the simple daily routine maintenance activities (eg. checks or inspections on the plants, safety standards, PPE, etc.) that the operators carry out in complete autonomy. The autonomous maintenance is managed through the generation of the inspections to be carried out, for which is recorded the execution as well as the positive or negative result of the performed check. It is often used in companies to check the general status of the machines and if they comply with the actual safety standards before the operator starts working.
- Predictive Maintenance
It means the management of maintenance activities generated and programmed based on analyzes, that are carried out on significant values of the production process highlighting situations of process drifts. These values are recorded and displayed on control charts that allow a predictive analysis of irregular situations that could occur against these values registration, including unexpected failures and breakages. Therefore, specific alarms are generated which then trigger the generation of new maintenance activities.