Schold Preventative Maintenance
In: Newsletter

Preventative maintenance is key to keep your industrial disperser or mixer running like new. Here are a few recommendations to help maximize longevity and 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.)

    • Perform regularly to prevent overheating and premature wear
    • Replace if showing signs of fatigue or excessive wear

 

 

GREASE ALL FITTINGS

    • Perform on weekly basis

 

 

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

    • Effective if the machine is to be left idle for a length of time or between successive mixing operations to clean the wetted parts
    • Clean the wetted parts 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; in these cases 316 Stainless Steel should be specified
    • Avoid spraying or immersing complete machine assembly in water
    • Dismantle machine components for a more thorough cleaning
    • Isolate the machine electrically before it is dismantled for inspection or cleaning

 

Every manufacturer has limitations, but we will work with you to find a CUSTOM solution. Let us know how we help!

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