Pipe bender machines perform a vital role within your business. That’s why it’s important to check, service, and maintain these indispensable tools in your manufacturing armoury.
The servicing and maintenance of your pipe bender will provide you with an efficient, accurate, and cost-effective way to manipulate materials.
Here are four preventative steps you can take to turn your machinery into long-term assets.
Keep the Formers Clean
Though this might sound like common sense, the importance of keeping your formers clean shouldn’t be underestimated. Ensure you’re keeping your formers (especially the machined surface) free from nasty stuff like dirt grit. This is step one to the proper servicing of your pipe bender.
Keep the Guides Clean and Protected
Ensure your guides are well-maintained — trust us, you’ll thank yourself in the long term! As the edges of your guide can be easily damaged (which could leave an impression on the copper), a little attention to the protection of this component goes a long way.
Use a Little WD40 on the Rollers
As your pipe bender probably suffers from a lot of wear and tear, using a lubricant on the rollers is crucial to the proper maintenance of your pipe bender. Our recommendation? Periodically use some WD40 to help maintain the free movement of this integral part.
Nip the Centre Bolt-on Your Hand Bender
Make sure you nip the centre bolt on your hand bender every now and again. A simple nip and slight release will help to keep everything clean. This is easy to do, so get into the habit of doing it occasionally.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be on your way to having a well-maintained pipe bender.
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