Taking regular care of your welding machine could mean the difference between life and death. Maintenance of your welding machines ensures they are working properly and when done regularly, tasks are extremely easy. Incomplete, improper, or neglected maintenance can result in equipment failure leading to a serious risk of injury or death. Follow our recommended maintenance schedule so that your welding machine runs safely for a long time.
Wipe up oil and fuel spills
Check all fluid levels
Service the air filter
Service the air filter element
Clean and tighten weld terminals
Change the oil
Change the oil filter
Change and tighten the battery connections
Clean the cooling system
Replace the unreadable labels
Replace the fuel filter
Check the valve clearance
Check and clean the spark arrestor
Tape or replace cracked cables
Blow out or vacuum the inside of the equipment. (This should be done monthly during heavy use).
Maintaining Electrical Systems
Electricity is the primary power source of most welding processes. Therefore, regular inspection and upkeep of your electrical systems are crucial to avoid dangerous accidents that could result in debilitating injury or death. Below is a routine checklist to use on your electrical systems:
At least once every six months, disconnect power units and blow out or vacuum the machine’s interior.
Using a wire brush, clean the wire feeder and drive rolls at least once every three to four months. Replace the drive rolls if necessary.
Once a month, inspect all the electrical cables for signs of wear, including cracks or breaks. Replace cables with excessively worn or damaged insulation.
Monthly, inspect safety equipment to ensure circuit breaks and interlocks are working properly.
Maintaining Shielding Gas Cylinders
Regular inspection of all your materials will increase the life of the products and ensure they are replaced immediately if any damage is found. Below is a checklist for proper inspection and storage of shielding gas cylinders:
Store shielding gas cylinders in a cool, dry place.
Keep them in an upright position.
Inspect regulators and valves every six months to confirm there are no leaks or breaches that give incorrect pressure readings.
Coil hoses for storage to prevent kinks.
Replace creased or damaged hoses.
Zaskoda Repair is authorized to maintain, service, or replace a variety of equipment brands. We are centrally located so that we can service oil field, construction, or agricultural equipment and machinery across the state of Texas. For more questions about welding machine maintenance or repair, contact Zaskoda Repair today.