Your industrial tools are an investment in your business and in order to keep production running you need to keep your tools and machinery well maintained. High end machine tools need to be regularly maintained in order to ensure they are performing and they last for years to come. Here are 6 ways to keep your industrial tools well maintained.
Keep them Lubricated
Tools need to stay lubricated and you are going to have inspect them regularly. If your tools are properly lubricated then you are protecting your motors over a longer period. Regular maintenance will include oiling and greasing all of the moving part of all of your industrial tools. Keeping them well lubricated will keep them working without breakdowns. The level of lubrication in your machines can predict when they will breakdown, here is how that works.
Keep them Sharpened
There are plenty of industrial tools that are made to cut or slice and you need to make sure that the blades stay sharp all the time. If you using a laser instead it is still going to need maintenance. If you don’t maintain the tools you won’t get the accurate cuts that you need and you could bring a halt to your entire production line not to mention wasting expensive materials.
Keep them Aligned
Make sure that any precisions tools that you may be using in production are kept perfectly aligned. A misaligned tool is another way that you can ruin production. Test regularly to make sure the tool is aligned properly and adjust when necessary.
Keep Your Tools Clean
This may be an obvious one but you still need to make sure that your tools are cleaned regularly. Set up a schedule to make sure they are cleaned weekly at the very least. DIrty tools can lead to rust and that causes them to break down.
Don’t let Your Tools Get Overworked
All of your tools and machinery came with specs and limits to what they can do. You can find all of that information either online or in the owner’s manual. You need to be aware of things like weight limits and power output. You need to keep them set to the right power modes.
As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. In the case of industrial tools an ounce of prevention can mean the difference between a well-oiled machine or losing thousands of dollars in downtime and replacement costs.