Whatever pneumatic system you are taking advantage of, be it truck brakes or industrial pumps, a careful approach to fittings maintenance can make a difference between a long-lasting system and an unexpected failure.
On their own, different types of pneumatic fittings used with custom plastic manifolds or standard system components aren’t complex or expensive. However, if they unexpectedly fail, the downtime, as well as the high costs of repair and replacement, are unavoidable.
Maintaining these fittings is easy; all you have to do is ensure a regular maintenance schedule. As you implement it, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
- Setting Up Regular Visual Checks
More often than not, spotting a problem with a fitting is easy. All it takes is a look in the right direction. That’s why equipment operators and users should perform visual checks before each work session.
A quick walk around the equipment is sufficient if the operator knows which spots are the most prone to wear and tear. All equipment users should have an idea of which components may need their attention more frequently than others. A visual check should be performed at least two times a day.
- Becoming Familiar With The Machine