WSC Calendar:  

Post-Harvest Equipment Inspection
report and review meeting:  quarter 1.
Equipment Repairs and Improvements:  q
uarter 2 and 3
Pre-Harvest Equipment inspection:  q
uarter 3.
Harvest:  Emergency service, assist local retailers in service.q
uarter 4.

Inspection description:  
Each piece of equipment in the program has a WSC proprietary procedure.  Each
procedure contains different check points specific to the OEM's recommendations

and our empirical data
.  The equipment specific procedures contain but are not
limited to the two generic categories below.      

Electrical Inspection:  Trained technicians follow the path of electron flow through
conductors, control wiring and circuitry to drive motors.  Inspection of electrical
enclosures, control boxes, seals and gaskets are also included in the electrical
inspection.  The conclusion of the electrical inspection is a meg-ohm test conducted
to determine the health and balance of internal motor windings.  Inside of the motor;
the energy converts from electron flow to magnetic energy which is where the
mechanical inspection begins.      

Mechanical Inspection:  Technicians follow the path of physical energy as it is
generated in the motor winding and transferred to the motor shaft.  There, we follow
the path of mechanical energy through bearings, as it is transferred to chains, belts
or gear boxes.  Condition and adjustment of all power transmission components are
inspected and recorded paying special attention to vibration and temperature.    Our
practical and proprietary inspecting methods have proven to be thorough and
effective over a broad range of wine production equipment; regardless of its type or

Communication to client:  The Equipment Management Report will communicate
the information gathered during the inspections and recommendations will be made if
the equipment does not meet WSC equipment guidelines
for performance or
.  WSC also works with local retailers to identify equipment which may have
been identified by the OEM to require upgrades or modifications.
Equipment Management; report format and program details

Improved Equipment Management Report Format !!
Example report pages below.
What level does your equipment achieve?  ... and why?
Introducing..."The Machine Health" page.
We have separated the machinery into

the following categories:  

  • Electrical
  • Hydraulic
  • Motor
  • Mechanical
  • Pneumatic
  • Power Transmission

Each category is electronically rated on a

scale of 1-10 (based on category specific  

checkpoints) during the equipment

inspection and maintenance.  The ratings

are placed on the graph and an "OVER ALL

MACHINE" rating is an average of each of

the categories.  

Compare your ratings to the key on the

left of the graph to determine which

health rating your equipment receives.

Images (if they apply) are connected to notes
in the right hand column below Rating.      
  •  Easier reading through graphical

  •  A single rating which represents your
overall machine status.

  •   Higher level of client understanding
through "category reporting".
Equipment Management Program receives

an "Machine Health" page which is

followed up by one or more "Supporting

Images" pages where prior notes are

supported by images to clearly

communicate the equipment health

level.  Images are numbered and match with

category notes in the "Machine Health" page.  

This format repeats for all pieces of equipment

enrolled in the program.

We believe we have identified a common

format which is flexible and relatively easy to

read which has been adapted to all winery

production equipment.  

Production Ready ?
Production Risk ?
Recommend attention ?
Get the most out of your equipment !

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