Six key factors for a Lifecycle Replacement Plan from AMH Material Handling

Midlands based specialist, AMH Material Handling designs and builds innovative automation systems for industries including ecommerce, fashion and automotive. Its solutions include conveyor and sortation systems which speed up throughput and improve accuracy within warehouses.

Design and installation, however, is only one aspect of the business, AMH has built an enviable reputation for supporting customers with maintenance and service backup. Its solutions ensure that automation equipment remains in fully operational and safe working order throughout its life.

To maximise the complete lifecycle of equipment and futureproof your company, AMH offers clients a Lifecycle Replacement solution.


What is Lifecycle Replacement?

Lifecycle Replacement work includes any pre-planned and scheduled maintenance, repair and refurbishment or replacement of components, assets or systems identified in the Lifecycle Replacement Plan (LCRP). Working in collaboration with each individual customer, the AMH team creates the right aftercare plan for your operation. The experienced team focuses on six key factors when putting a bespoke plan together:


1. Obsolescence evaluation and rectification
To reduce financial risk as equipment ages and new technologies develop, a Lifecycle Replacement solution provides an evaluation of obsolescence and rectification.

Over time as original components and systems become less readily available and more costly, it may be more financially advisable to invest in alternatives. The obsolescence evaluation and rectification plan highlights these risks, enabling AMH customers to be prepared for the future with purchase options for both medium and long term solutions.


2. Efficiency and capacity evaluation

Is your warehouse working at maximum efficiency using the entire available footprint? Chances are that if your automated system was installed a number of years ago, the answer will be negative. 

The Lifecycle Replacement solution evaluates your current situation to identify space and efficiency savings in the existing footprint whilst developing new models in line with current commercial and business requirements.


3 Equipment relocation

To further improve efficiency in your facility, equipment may need to be relocated to a more suitable location. Under the Lifecycle Replacement works this would also include electro mechanical works and controls as well as health and safety and construction design and management (CDM) requirements.


4. Repairs and upgrade

As part of the Lifecycle Replacement solution customers can be assured that their assets are in safe hands. AMH can provide a one stop shop, repairing and upgrading equipment to minimise downtime and maximise the throughput of your business.


5. Overhauls

When a major overhaul to a system or piece of equipment is necessary, AMH will work closely with the customer to carry out the complete project from planned approach through to procurement, delivery and final commissioning.


6. Electrical & mechanical services & upgrades

As part of its professional service, AMH also provides servicing and upgrades for both electrical and mechanical equipment. If you are experiencing issues with equipment, AMH will work with you to find a solution to rectify issues and implement it with minimal disruption to the business. This ensures your business operation stays running when you need it to.


Discuss your Lifecycle Replacement requirements with AMH Material Handling

A Lifecycle Replacement plan is not only an investment designed to protect your operation’s future performance, it also gives you peace of mind now as it helps ensure the smooth running of your facility.

If you are considering or in need of a Lifecycle Replacement plan, contact AMH Material Handling to discuss potential plans and bespoke solutions. Michael Ryan at AMH has the experience to handle your queries and work with you to produce the right plan to protect your operation. Contact Michael on 0121 550 4342 or email