Properly maintaining your metal equipment is key to the long-term success of your business. But with so many different products and services available, it can be hard to know the best way to care for your metal working equipment. In this week’s blog, we share our top tips for keeping your metal working equipment in peak condition. 

1) Adhere to the specific guidelines of the tool 

Each tool or piece of equipment has different instructions which you must adhere to when cleaning your metal. It is essential that you follow these religiously when cleaning your metal working equipment. Otherwise, you can end up with potentially harmful repercussions. Different manufacturers of the same piece of equipment will indicate different cleaning procedures so make sure to always read the manual before touching any piece of metal working equipment. 

2) Keep up routine maintenance of all metal tools 

Despite the fact that each piece of metal working equipment has different cleaning instructions, all metal tools require regular cleaning. Not only will this routine maintenance preserve your equipment, it will also keep any manufacturer warranties in tact. This can save you a great deal of money down the track. So invest in regular maintenance now to avoid large bills in the future. 

3) Plan your production schedule around cleaning of equipment 

When you organise cleaning of your metal working equipment, it’s essential that you plan your production schedule to fit these arrangements. Obviously, if there is an urgent job that needs to be done, cleaning may have to wait for some machines. But it’s critical that you do take the time to clean your metal working equipment to save you time and money in the future. 

At Acra Machinery, we can meet all your sheet metal machinery repair, maintenance and servicing requirements. For a quote on your maintenance needs, please contact us on 03 9794 6675.