If you are considering new welding machines for your small industrial business, there are several things to keep in mind. Of the many things you should consider when buying the equipment, one of your top priorities deals with maintenance. The maintenance and preventative checklist should be done on a routine basis. This maintenance should also be easy to accomplish for not only your maintenance techs, but also your welding contractors. Here are some ideal welding machine choices for easy maintenance.
Easy Grounding Connection
You may not think of grounding when you think of welding machines and maintenance. The truth is, the first step to maintaining the function and quality of your machines is to ensure they have an easily reaching and attaching ground connection. The welding machine should always be connected to a grounding connection to prevent electrical damage to the welder. The grounding circuit can make sure there are no power surges that could blow out the machine or make it unusable. It also protects your contractor and other contractors in the area.
Electrode Areas and Holders
Part of your maintenance checklist should consist of any area that deals with electrodes. This means making sure they are free of debris and cleaned on a routine basis. One of the key points to look for when you buy the machine is that the electrode holder is insulated. The insulation will help maintain the electrodes of your machine. Make sure if there are screws used to attach the holders, that all screws are flush with the machine and none are scraping or pushing through the insulation. If there is a noticeable issue with the insulation, remember that it can only become more damaged over time. Damaged insulation will make your maintenance more difficult and could lead to issues with your machine electrodes.
Easy to Clean Controls
Your controls are the first area that will receive the most traffic and the most debris. You need to make sure the controls can be easily wiped down at the end of the day. You also need to make sure they can be easily cleaned if something does drop or spill over them. This means being able to detach the power source and carefully clean the control panel. If possible, look for machines that have a form of sealed control area or leak guard that prevents damage from water or other fluids.
These are just a few of the things to look for when you are considering using welding machines. When you are ready to purchase one or more machines for your small industrial welding business, contact your local dealer. They can discuss options, bulk orders, delivery and answer any questions you have about warranties and machine options.
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