If your business has a slitter line, here are four areas that you need to make sure that you don't overlook when you are doing your maintenance check on your slitting line. These areas are often overlook, as they are not the biggest parts on the slitting line; however, they are important components that need to be taken care of as well.

#1 Sensors

There should be magnetic sensors on your machine. These magnetic sensors help ensure that all the parts on your machine are lined up and working properly. Every month or so, you should calibrate these magnetic sensors to make sure that the right distance is kept between each magnetic sensor the part of the slitting machine it is supposed to keep track of.

#2 Guides

There are guides on your slitter line that ensure that each part stays in the right place. These glides need to checked every few weeks to ensure that they are keeping everything in place. If these guides are not designed to lubricate on their own, you should apply lubrication when you check the guides and make sure that they are properly aligned.

#3 Ball Screws

You should check the ball screws on your machine and make sure that they are tight and secure. The ball screws can become loose over time based on the level of vibration that your slitting line produces. The more vibration your slitting line produces, the more often you should check and secure the ball screws on your slitting line.

#4 Gearboxes

Your gearbox should be housed and closed up. However, that doesn't mean that you should ignore the needs of your gear box. You should check the temperature levels of gearbox as well as the oil levels at least once a month to ensure that the temperatures and oil levels are at the right place. Keeping track of the oil levels and temperature will help reduce the wear on your machine.

Finally, you should make sure that the safety fence around your slitting line is properly protected. Ideally, you should have an electronic fence around your slitting line that is designed to turn off the machine any time someone enters the fenced interior.

Check the sensors and make sure that they are clean and that nothing is obstructing them. Check the gate and make sure that it opens and closes properly and turns the machine off when activated. This will help protect the safety of your employees as well as your machine. For more information, talk to a professional like GARDICO Inc.