Schold Preventative Maintenance
In: Newsletter
End of year is the perfect time to do some preventative maintenance on your machine. Here are a few recommendations to help maximize efficiency:

 

  • CLEAN THE SHAFT AND BLADE
    • Product build-up on the shaft can cause imbalance and even bend it in extreme cases
    • A dirty blade will negatively affect shear, which can increase run time and/or quality of product
  • CLEAR DUST FROM THE MOTOR, GEARBOX AND DRIVE COMPONENTS (BELTS, PULLEYS, BEARINGS, ETC.)
    • Performing this regularly will prevent overheating and premature wear
    • These parts should be replaced if showing signs of fatigue or excessive wear
  • GREASE ALL FITTINGS
    • This should be done weekly, but is often overlooked
  • CLEAN SPLATTER FROM THE PISTON SEAL
    • If this is a problem at your plant, Schold can provide a custom guard to protect the piston from splatter
  • PERFORM A SHORT RUN IN WATER, DETERGENT OR APPROPRIATE SOLVENT
    • This is very effective if the machine is to be left idle for a length of time or between successive mixing operations to clean the wetted parts
    • The wetted parts can be cleaned with plant standard cleaning agents provided that they are non-scratching
    • Most sanitizing chemicals, such as those that contain active chlorine, iodine, etc. are corrosive (to some extent) to stainless steel – where these chemicals are used, 316 Stainless Steel should be specified
    • The complete machine assembly should never be sprayed with or immersed in water
    • For a more thorough cleaning, dismantling components is an option
    • The machine MUST be isolated electrically before it is dismantled for inspection or cleaning

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