A sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment is used for the lifting of sheets of various forms. It ensures safety during handling; it can be used for swivelling sheet metal in the manufacturing process. Are you aware that the perfect way to maintain your sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment is to perform routine maintenance on them? Maintenance is key because it lengthens the working lifespan, increases the vacuum lifter's performance, and supports energy efficiency. By maintaining your sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment, you are getting good value for your money because a well-maintained vacuum lifter works more efficiently. Further to the benefits already mentioned, proper care of your sheet metal vacuum lifter helps keep you and your workers safe from accidents.
The following are ways to perform routine maintenance on your GRABO vacuum lifter.
Read the manufacturer's instructions.
Reading the manufacturers instruction might seem daunting or tedious, but taking out time to read all the instructions helps you become aware of the dos and don'ts of your GRABO vacuum lifter. In addition, you become familiar with what the manufacturer suggests for care, maintenance and use. Reading the instruction is the best thing you can do to get the most out of your sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment. The manufacturer's instructions differ from brands and models, so don't be so sure that you know how your vacuum lifter works. You can't be sure till you read the instructions. After you have read the manufacturer's instructions, make every personnel do likewise. Everyone who uses the vacuum lifter should know how to use them and care for them correctly.
The manual instruction should be kept safe for new workers, so you can always refer them to the read instructions. It would help if you did not rely on word of mouth alone. If your vacuum lifter was functioning effectively and, all of a sudden, it is slowing down. It is advised that you take a break and check to find out what is causing the breakdown. A minor repair goes a long way in prolonging the life of your vacuum lifter. When we speak of care in industrial settings, we generally expect lubricating moving parts, swapping worn out parts or changing machines so that they perform optimally. Sternly speaking, below-the-hook vacuum lifters from GRABO do not have a maintenance roster due to the nature of their design. While certain parts may need adjustment and others can wear out over time, the need to adjust or replace parts is determined by inspection and testing schedules: These schedules require gears to be examined and tested regularly. Whenever a component does not pass an assessment or test, it needs to be adjusted, revamped or replaced before the user can resume the standard operation of the vacuum lifter. Schedules require inspections at regular time intervals, breaking down into Every-Lift Inspections, Frequent Inspections (after 20-30 hours' use), and Periodic Inspections (after 200-400 hours' use). Every-Lift Inspections cover critical issues to the vacuum lifter's function each time it is used to lift a load, such as the condition of vacuum pads and, for DC-powered lifters, the battery's energy level.
Frequent Inspections address problems that are likely to show up sometime after the lifter has been in service for a while, such as damage incurred in previous use or contamination of air filter elements. Periodic Inspections are intended to provide a thorough examination of all lifter components at longer intervals to ensure no dangerous cracks, corrosion, wear, or other damage is developing. Testing schedules require tests when the vacuum lifter is initially placed in service, each after a repair or installation of factory-supplied options. These tests include a vacuum test to confirm the vacuum system does not leak, a load test to determine that the lifter has sufficient capacity to lift the maximum weight for which it is rated, and various functional tests of lifter controls and components. Details of inspection and testing schedules vary, depending on the specific model of a vacuum lifter and any options with which it may be equipped. The exact maintenance requirements for your vacuum lifter are found in the Instructions Manual supplied with it. However, two of the most common maintenance issues for sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment are as follows:
Vacuum Pads: We highly suggest substituting all vacuum pads consistently, such as every two years or less, beginning from the production date. They must also be swapped whenever they display wear, exertion or glaze, or when a sticking edge has incisions, scratches, abrasions or any damage which could avert the pad from fastening against a load surface.
Air Filters: In-line air filters to stop water and airborne pollutants from entering the vacuum system. However, for a filter to operate, liquid accruing in the filter bowl must be evacuated before contacting any part of the filter section. In addition, the filter component must be swapped whenever it becomes too contaminated to work proficiently.
These are just two examples of significant maintenance issues that apply to most sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment. Other information is exact to the lifter type, such as lubrication necessities for lifters with gear-driven powered rotation or tilt abilities. Be sure to read the maintenance instructions for your precise model and monitor the inspection.
Purchasing sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment from a manufacturer like GRABO and reading the manufacturer's instruction is a guarantee that your sheet metal vacuum lifting equipment is going to be in use for a very long time.