Whether you own a small or large butt fusion machine
, you have invested in a quality pipe fusion tool that you will be able to use for years to come. But in order to ensure that the machine is always in top condition, we need to carry out a certain degree of maintenance on the machine through the following methods.
Pay special attention to jaws and inserts
One of the best tools you can use to clean your butt fusion machine is a stiff brush. A stiff brush is great for removing dirt so it doesn't get caught in the serrations of the blade. When the jaw and inserts are clean, this helps to prevent slippage and to ensure proper alignment for your fusion operations.
Care for the clamp knobs
On butt fusion machines that employ clamp knobs for tightening the jaws, it's critical to care for these important parts. All the clamp knobs are equipped with thrust bearings to reduce friction and improve the efficiency of the clamping screw. You can keep these bearings clean by washing them in kerosene or solvent. They should be lubricated using light machine oil.
Clean heater butt plates and check butt plate bolts
We've seen many abused heaters in the field that need work because they haven't been treated well. One of the simplest things that you can do to improve your fusions and the longevity of the machines is to clean the heater plates with a clean, nonsynthetic cloth.
While the heater faces have an antistick coating, it is imperative to make sure that the surfaces are free of plastic build-up and/or contamination. One key to heater longevity is to check the butt plate bolts to make sure they remain in place and tight. This helps ensure that the heater plates are properly seated on the heater's body. It's important to not overtighten these bolts. If your heater plates are damaged or worn, please contact your distributor for a replacement.
Inspect facer blades regularly
Just like the heater, the facer is an integral part of every fusion machine. Dull chipped or nicked facer blades should be replaced immediately, as this will impede the clean faceoff needed for a fusion joint. Much like the heater, it's critical that the bolts on the facer are in place and tight. These bolts keep the facer blades in a critical, precise position for shaving the pipe ends.
If you replace your own blades, it's important to note that you should never extend the blade beyond the inner or outer circumference of the facer. If you own a hydraulic butt fusion machine, it's important that your preventative maintenance routine includes checking oils and lubricants regularly.
All butt fusion machines that require hydraulic fluid feature a check fluid level sight gauge. The hydraulic fluid should always read "HIGH" on this reservoir. Also, each machine will have a prescribed time to change the hydraulic fluid and the filter of the machine. To learn more about hydraulic fluid, including what type to use and when to change, refer to your machine's product manual.
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, we have accumulated rich design and production experience in this field. We have a professional production team and a complete management system, and strictly control the quality of every detail of the product. At the same time, we will provide effective solution technology and thoughtful one-stop service according to the diverse needs of customers. If you want to buy our butt welding machine, please contact us immediately!