Your equipment is the backbone of your business. You need to make sure your machines are up, running, and routinely taken care of so they can perform as needed.
Unfortunately, long work days can easily cause your equipment to overheat and break down if you're not careful. Here are a few ways you can help to prevent unplanned equipment shutdowns and keep your machines from overheating throughout the workday.
Make sure you're giving your equipment a break
It's not just your employees who need a designated lunch break. Your equipment needs a break too to prevent overheating and strain, especially during the summer months when temperatures run high.
Don't push your equipment more than what it was designed for. Provide occasional breaks for your machines throughout the day and consider drying them off while you're at it. Drying off your machines helps to prevent excessive moisture from building up when the days are humid.
Be sure you're using the right coolant and the right amount
According to a recent study on manufacturing companies, up to 70% of unplanned equipment shutdowns in the last three years were actually caused by incorrect lubricant selection or management.
Your industrial lubricants are necessary to prevent your machines from overheating, corroding, and breaking down. If you're unsure about which type of lubricant is the best for your equipment, don't just make a guess. Talk to your lubricant distributors for a professional opinion.
Perform maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer
It's crucial to conduct daily inspections on your equipment to prevent them from overheating. But it's essential to perform a deeper inspection on your machines according to your manufacturer.
Don't dismiss small issues that you find during these inspections. Even the smallest of problems can become a major disaster, which can break down your equipment and cost you revenue in the long run.
Where can I find industrial lubricants for my equipment?
It's important to remember that metalworking fluids play a vital role in machining by performing their four main functions of cooling, lubrication, chip removal, and corrosion control.
As the weather gets warmer and we head into summer, it may be worth considering making a switch to synthetic industrial lubricants to prevent your equipment from overheating. Santie Wholesale Oil Companies offers a wide variety of synthetics and other cutting fluids for your industrial needs.
To learn more about our industrial supplies and industrial lubricants, contact Santie Wholesale Oil Company today.