In order to secure high operational equipment and money, bandsaw maintenance, preventive and corrective, are essential for cost-effective and prolonged use of any bandsaw machine.
Bandsaws are the most widely used machines in the metal and wood cutting industries because of their efficiency, versatility, and power. Bandsaw operators should be knowledgeable of specific checkpoints in order to perform proper preventive maintenance.
No preventive maintenance area on any machine should be overlooked.
Daily bandsaw maintenance needs to include chip clean-up and debris removal, and the blade, chip brush, and guides need to be inspected for wear.
Daily inspection of fluids, lubricants, and any worn or older parts. Inspect and adjust blade guides and clean hydraulic fluid reservoir magnetic plug.
It is highly recommended that the fluid/lubricant reservoir and screen be cleaned every three months, the saw column pivot point every six months, as well as to lubricate or change the hydraulic filters. Once a year, completely drain and refill the hydraulic tank.
There are situations when equipment may fail or stop being operational. Corrective maintenance tasks are performed in order to restore the machine to its full and functional working order.
Corrective maintenance is a common approach to keeping a machine in working order and occurs when routine check-ups fail, which indicates major mechanical problems down the road.
Corrective maintenance includes repair and replacement of bandsaw components or parts that have failed or broke. Diagnosing the problem and figuring out the root cause is corrective maintenance.
Bandsaw operators can refer to the owner’s manual or consult a professional.
When corrective maintenance is completed, the bandsaw should be inspected again, as a way of helping to identify the initial cause for failure and to minimize the chances of that same issue arising again.
Failure to perform regular preventive maintenance decreases sawing productivity, bandsaw life, and saw blade life.
It is important for welding/fabricating shops to use bandsaws that produce exceptional and precise cuts. Preventive maintenance not only saves money and time, but it will also help to reduce the amount of down time incurred as a result of broken machinery while also helping to maximize cost efficiency.
Corrective maintenance could become expensive, especially if a bandsaw machine will need to be replaced. Daily inspections and maintenance along with any corrective measures that crop up are all vital to the process of guarding against such loss.
The implementation of both maintenance routines will help to extend the life of any bandsaw and make for a more productive environment. A daily maintenance routine will also work to help decrease the amount of down-time incurred due to equipment failure.