Your machine tools need to be regularly maintained in order to preserve their longevity as well as their capability. When machine tools aren’t properly maintained, it can result in a downed machine, which equates to a loss of time and money. There are a few ways to ensure that your machine tools remain in proper working order.
Check lubrication levels
Particularly true for machine tools that are used frequently, it’s important to check the lubrication levels often. Checking on a weekly basis to ensure proper levels is recommended. Keeping your machine tools properly lubricated will help the motor run as it should and for as long as it should without much downtime. However, lubrication also means the greasing and oiling of moving parts and internal components. Inspecting these moving parts in action is a good way to tell if lubrication is needed. Checking the gearbox spindle’s oil level and arpoon are in the safe line on a regular basis, for instance, can help avoid repairs.
Sharpen necessary parts
For machine tools that are designed to cut objects in any fashion, it’s important to keep the necessary parts sharpened. Perpetually sharpened components will help ensure that product quality stays at the intended level. If the sharpness of a part falls below it’s required value, then all cut materials could be shaped inaccurately. In this instance, you would lose product quality and potentially customer loyalty should these materials be distributed without inspection.
A machine tool that is out of alignment will greatly affect your working material by cutting it to improper specifications despite your initial input. Maintaining alignment is achieved through routine test jobs in which you measure the outcome product. If the measurements are off what your intended specifications, then you’ll need to realign your machine.
Keep your machine clean
Clean machine tools ensure that all parts and components function as they should without restriction. It’s imperative to your safety and the machine integrity that your machine tools are routinely cleaned on a daily or weekly basis. Choosing not to clean your machine tools could result in a buildup of material that can expedite the deterioration of your machine and produce faulty machine components.
If any of your parts or components be compromised, taking them to a machine shop for repair is recommended. Machine shop services can easily repair your components or machine new ones should you need it
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