Modern fusion machines are capable of performing some heavy duty tasks, and that has a lot to do with the numerous components that work together to achieve results. For workers that are only beginning to become acquainted with these machines, it can prove tricky to master their operation and proper maintenance is of the essence to ensure these machines remain in tip-top working order for years to come. Failure to perform maintenance may result in the machine not working or breaking down, which can lead to hours lost in productivity and possibly having to make costly repairs.
Cleanliness is a simple yet frequently overlooked step that can ensure machines work for years to come. Pipe fusion machines are common in environments where the accumulation of grime and dirt are an everyday occurrence. Corrosion may happen, which only fuels the need for cleanliness. Heaters and facers are susceptible to moisture and dirt exposure, so definitely set up a regular cleaning schedule.
With heaters, butt plates or adapters are often required to ensure they maintain proper working order. Care should be taken to ensure the plates and adapters don’t have scratches. If scratches or gouges are visible, most modern pipe fusion machines feature a design where replacements are made simple.
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