Maximizing Tool Efficiency: The Art of Preventative Maintenance

Investing in high-quality tools is a smart move for any operation, but ensuring they perform optimally over time requires a commitment to preventative maintenance. We understand that extending the life of your tools not only reduces repair costs but also minimizes downtime during crucial production cycles.

The Power of Preventative Maintenance
Routine cleaning and lubrication are the unsung heroes of tool longevity. By addressing the wear and tear of gearboxes through regular maintenance, you ensure that every moving part operates smoothly, contributing to prolonged tool functionality. While nothing lasts forever, catching small problems early on can save you a significant amount of money compared to dealing with larger issues down the line.

The key advantage of preventative maintenance lies in its predictability. Unlike reactive repairs when a tool becomes non-operational, scheduled maintenance allows you to plan for tool downtime proactively. This strategic approach to maintenance ensures that your tools are out of service precisely when it suits your operational schedule, minimizing disruptions to production. If you’re ready to schedule preventative maintenance, our world-class service department is ready to help: Contact an expert today.

Routine Calibration: A Variable Eliminator
With a number of different variables and processes in every application, ensuring that tools are calibrated to the right torque becomes paramount. Correct torque application reduces the risk of broken parts due to over-tightening and loose pieces due to under-tightening, contributing to overall product quality.

The frequency of calibration depends on various factors, such as the application’s demands and internal requirements. Whether it’s an annual verification, a daily check, or after a certain number of cycles, confidence in the correct torque application is crucial. At ASG, we offer torque verification, certification, and adjustment services. For those instances where sending the unit out is impractical, our portable DTT torque tester allows for in-house verification.

Daily Torque Verification: Time Well Spent
Don’t waste valuable time by using a tool that isn’t properly calibrated. Daily verification of torque accuracy ensures that your tools consistently perform within the specified parameters. This simple yet effective practice minimizes the risk of errors and enhances the reliability of your tools, contributing to a smoother production process.

Proper Storage and Cleanliness: A Visual Commitment
To maintain the longevity of your tools, proper storage and cleanliness are crucial. Store your tools in a clean environment, free of dust and debris, to prevent contaminants from affecting performance. Perform frequent visual inspections to ensure each tool is in good condition, paying special attention to power cords to avoid kinks or damage.

Within the Proper Torque Range: A Fundamental Rule
Using tools within the designated torque range is not just a suggestion; it’s a fundamental rule. Operating within these parameters ensures optimal performance and prevents unnecessary strain on the tool. Make it a practice to adhere to the specified torque range for each tool, contributing to their longevity and overall efficiency.

Preventative maintenance, routine calibration, daily torque verification, proper storage, cleanliness, and adherence to torque ranges are not just tasks; they are strategic investments in the longevity and efficiency of your tools. By adopting a proactive approach to tool care and incorporating these practices into your routine, you ensure that your tools operate at their best, maximizing your production capabilities. At ASG, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your tool investment. If you’re ready, schedule your preventative maintenance today.