Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Investing in a roll forming machine for your business can lead to increased productivity and efficiencies, meaning more opportunity for you to make sales and increase the productivity of your business. However, a roll forming machine is a big piece of equipment and a significant investment. Therefore looking after your machine is crucial to ensure it continues to operate correctly and last for as long as it is supposed to.
By taking proper care of your roll forming machine, you can ensure that it operates smoothly and continues to produce metal parts precisely and effectively.
One of the aspects of roll forming maintenance is to clean the forming rollers. Here we will take you through the steps to do so effectively and with care.
Shut off the machine and unplug it. Make sure that the machine is not in operation before attempting to clean the forming rollers. This is essential for health and safety and must not be skipped! It’s also imperative to ensure that all covers and guards remain in place during the cleaning process.
First, it’s a good idea to remove any excess dough or debris from the rollers using a scraper or a soft-bristled brush. Be careful not to use anything that might scratch or damage the rollers.
You can then gently wipe the rollers with the damp cloth, being careful not to apply too much pressure or scrub too hard.
Work slowly and methodically, making sure to clean all surfaces of the rollers.
If you need to clean the rollers more thoroughly, you might wish to use a product such as acetone to help shift more stubborn dirt or grime. This is more likely to be the case if you run products that leave residue on the roller. However, using acetone must be done with caution to avoid any rubber seal on bearings as the acetone will damage these if it comes into contact with them.
Once you have finished removing the debris, dirt, and any residue on the rollers, you can use a clean, damp cloth to remove any acetone or soap residue - depending on what you used to clean the rollers. Then dry the rollers thoroughly with a clean, dry cloth.
Make sure that all surfaces are dry before operating the machine again.
If you have any concerns about the process, it’s always a good idea to refer to the manufacturer's instructions for recommended cleaning solutions and procedures. Following the manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations for cleaning and maintaining your forming rollers will ensure their longevity and optimal performance.
If you are looking for a roll forming machine to help create metal parts for your business, browse the range of quality machines from Roll forming LLC, or get in touch with our customer team today.
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