Here at press and shear we strive to provide the best machinery on the market & this means the exceptional aftercare on your machinery too, to keep it in tip – top condition. Our goal is to help you maintain your equipment in optimal condition, especially as we transition into the vibrant season of spring.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for Peak Machine Performance:

1) Inspect Safety Equipment:  Prioritise safety during your spring clean! Regularly check all guards, fences, and safety interlocks to ensure they’re undamaged, securely fastened, and functioning properly. Verify emergency stop buttons on machines like the sheet metal folder and check they are readily accessible and operate correctly. This proactive approach helps prevent accidents and keeps your workshop safe.

2) Cleanliness is Key: Start by giving your sheet metal machines a thorough cleaning. Remove metal shavings, dust, and debris buildup that can hinder performance and increase wear. Use compressed air, a vacuum, and non-abrasive cloths to ensure a safe and effective clean. Thoroughly inspecting and cleaning your shear machinery not only promotes smoother operation but also allows you to identify any potential issues before they lead to costly repairs.

3) Lubricate for Smooth Operation: Say you have fiber laser machines, you should be regularly lubricating all designated points on your machinery according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Proper lubrication reduces friction, prevents wear, and ensures smooth operation.

4) Tighten Up: Over time, vibrations on equipment  like the press brake machine can loosen bolts and connections. Check for loose components and tighten them to factory specifications. This will minimise noise, ensure proper alignment, and maintain machine integrity.

5) Schedule Professional Servicing: While these tips are a great starting point, consider scheduling a professional service from Press & Shear. For example, you may have a laser cutter metal machine, our technicians can perform a comprehensive inspection, identify potential issues, and ensure your machines are operating at peak efficiency.

Bonus tip: During your spring cleaning routine, make sure to check the alignment and condition of the tooling on your brake press machines to ensure consistent and accurate bending operations with each use.

Why worry about spring cleaning your machine?

Failure to look after your machine is going to result in cost for your business. Be it through lost revenue or expenses. Some simple preventative actions can help you: 

  • Boost Machine Performance: Regular maintenance on your used laser cutting machines for example and the use of genuine parts will extend the lifespan of your equipment and optimise performance, leading to higher quality results.
  • Minimise Downtime: Proactive servicing helps identify and address minor problems before they escalate into major breakdowns, keeping your production running smoothly.
  • Maximise Return on Investment: Proper maintenance not only extends the life of your used machinery but also helps you avoid costly repairs and replacements down the line.

Here’s how we can help you Spring Clean Your Machines:

Genuine Spare Parts

We stock a comprehensive inventory of spare parts, ensuring you have what you need to keep your machines running smoothly. This includes parts for machines dating back over 40 years and many popular industry known machines like the Adira press brake, box pan folders, metal shearing machines and more. So you can be confident we’ll have what you need to keep your entire fleet operational.

Expert Servicing

After the busy production cycles, thoroughly cleaning your CNC laser cutting machinery probably isn’t first on your to-do list, but that’s why we’re here to help.

Our skilled technicians can perform a thorough inspection of your equipment, identifying any potential issues and addressing them before they lead to costly downtime. We offer a variety of servicing options, including preventative maintenance plans tailored to your specific production requirements.

We’re here and ready to assist you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today with any questions or concerns you may have. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the support and information you need.