Sports Equipment

All of our materials and sports equipment have gone thtough strict quality and security controls and were manufactured following European regulations UNE-EN: 748: 2005. Our main customers, city councils and sports centers have purchased our football goals, seven-a-side footaball goals, five-a-side football and handball goals, benches, dressing rooms, baskets, bádminton poles, volleyball poles, grandstands seats and grandstands.

 

Good practices in sports equipment maintenance:

Materials and sports equipment comprise a great range of products that are more specialized every day as a response to the high-quality demand generated by sportsmen and the technological growth in which we are immerse. Sport is one of the fields where the technology transference is faster from I+D investment to market implantation.

These technics, specialization and diversification of the materials or sports equipment makes taking on the maintenance of all sorts of equipment a difficult endeavor.

Each material and sports equipment need specific maintenance that needs to be planned before its purchase and generally recommended by Niberma. Records of the materials and sports equipment maintenance taken need to be done.

As a general rule we will establish a set of recommendations so as to plan the maintenance of general materials and sports equipment, afterwards; we will study two big groups such as indoor and outdoor equipment.

 

Generic Sports Equipment

All the sports equipment  installed should come with maintenance instructions from the manufacturer. All the info available about the maintenance of materials and sports equipment should be gathered. These procedures can go from lubricating and tune up of the simplest equipment to an exhaustive planning for complex scoreboards or bodybuilding machines with mechanical and electronic components in the same equipment.

Therefore, we need to count on a maintenance plan for each specific piece of equipment provided by Niberma or made by the customer attending to material, structure, usage and the like.

Besides planning the preventive maintenance of our materials and sports equipment, we need to bear in mind that sometimes we will need to undertake repair procedures and the cannot be let to the maintenance operator free will. It is recommended to take into account and describe procedures of corrective maintenance so as to be successful and maintain the proprieties that the sportsmen demand from the equipment.

 

Indoors Equipment

Goals, baskets, nets, wall bars, mats, gymnastics apparatus, gym machines…

 

Preventive Maintenance Procedures Planning
Procedure Frecuency
Stability check Daily
Movable parts lubrication Annually
Movable parts lubrication Every 5 years if there is no over-10% layer damage
Knitting and tightening of protection nets Biannual
Wooden elements sanding and varnishing Every 10 years if there is no over-10% layer damage

 

Stability Check

This procedure consists of checking the Movable parts lubrication apt to tip over and cause an accident such as goals and baskets. These materials and sports equipment need to be secured at all times. They will be inspected if there are falls, cracks, dents that can compromise the resilience of structures; in that event, they will be fixed right away.

 

Movable Parts Lubrication and Checking

Most materials and sports equipment have movable parts such as hinges, bearings, engines, etc. these movable elements need to be lubricated by grease, oil or petrolatum to avoid the increase of internal rubbing and putting the equipment under stress or blocks that can end up damaging  them. It will be applied in the parts that need it by the suitable tool and any spill over floors or walls will be removed.

Iron And Steel Elements Painting

As a rule of thumb, iron and steel elements are exposed to oxygen in a degrading process known as oxidation. This process affects the mechanic and aesthetic proprieties of the materials and sports equipment. In order to avoid it, these elements are coated with galvanized paint. Depending on the quality and thickness of the protective layer, the metallic elements must be checked and re-painted. To undertake this procedure, the bracket must be degreased and cleaned eliminating the oxide with thick sandpaper, apply prime to ensure adherence before applying the paint. Normally, it is not necessary to paint the whole element if there is a small percentage of the surface damaged but if we want to achieve a homogeneous  and clean look; it should be completely done.

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