On August 27th, 2022, we will release the update for Spindle 5.6. Below are the most impactful items in 5.6, but several other bug fixes and minor enhancements are also included.
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Quick Maintenance for Production Staff
- Quick Maintenance is now available for all of our Preventative Maintenance customers. Thank you to all who have requested this functionality, which helped bring this feature to fruition!
- Learn more by viewing our Quick Maintenance article. You can also find a quick video tutorial of the easy Quick Maintenance article.
Preventative Maintenance (PMs)
- If a PM is not eligible to be started due to periodicity, it will not show the ability to start the PM. The Start button for the PM will not be accessible. For more information on periodicity, please review our Periodicity article.
- To give visibility to Maintenance Engineers, when a PM is past its scheduled date, Spindle will show the last date that the PM can be completed before it gets missed.
All Tablets Running Android
Android has a feature that allows you to pull to refresh the page, similar to hitting the refresh button on an internet browser. We've disabled this feature when using Google Chrome to prevent inadvertently refreshing the page.
Facilities with CMMS & Preventative Maintenance tasks must select Emergency as their Maintenance Type when placing a piece of equipment down for Emergency Maintenance. The release of Spindle 5.6 will now auto-select Emergency Maintenance as your Maintenance Type when needing to put equipment into Emergency Maintenance. The user impact is small but is an improvement in the overall processes by requiring one less step for Maintenance Engineers.