Routine maintenance, also known as ordinary maintenance or preventative maintenance, effectively managed on shear balers ensures the smooth running of the machine. It, further, allows to identify and/or predict any components that may require replacement, therefore, avoiding potential downtime as a result of a component failure.
<BR>But what are the maintenance operations that need to be performed? How often do inspections need to be carried out? What should I check to ensure smooth running of the shear and baler and consequently a longer service life?
<BR>TAURUS details routine maintenance operations and routine inspections as daily, weekly, monthly and for certain components, on an hourly basis.
<BR>Daily Maintenance and Daily Inspections covers six simple tasks that, if carried out regularly, will allow you to increase the useful life of your TAURUS shear and baler.
<BR>- Lubrification System: Inspect and check the correct lubrication of the hinges, the lid hinges, the clamp, the shear, the rod and the flanges cylinders lids.
<BR>- Hydraulic Oil System: Inspect for oil leaks in the hydraulic power station, the pipes, the fittings, the hoses, the flanges, the valves and cylinders. Make sure that any screws and fittings are well tightened.
<BR>- Oil Level: Check oil level in the hydraulic tank, in case of low level, top up utilizing the same oil.
<BR>- Cylinder Anchorage Section: Inspect for dust, dirt, scrap and impurities of any kind that may prevent the correct operation of the cylinders. Check that the return seat of the feed cylinder is free of any material and remove any objects/material that may obstruct and wear the rod.
<BR>- Security & Safety Measures: Check the correct functioning of the limit switches and emergency stop buttons.
<BR>- Electrical Elements: Visual inspection of electric cables and electrical conductors.