5 Ways To Keep Your Industrial Gearbox Performing Properly

In the United States alone, roughly 42.7 million dollars worth of industrial machines were exported in 2010. That’s a lot of Industrial gearboxes out there!

Despite that significant investment by some of the largest companies in the US, many continue to overlook the routine maintenance and repairs needed to ensure these machines perform at the levels in which they’re capable.

By following a few basic tips, we’ll show you how to maximize your investment and guarantee your equipment will perform better, longer. Here are our top 5 tips;

  1. CLEANING
    Your machines are going to get dirty over time, whether it’s related to metal powder, grease or everyday dirt and dust. It’s always good to proactively clean your Industrial gearboxes, as this is the heart of your machine. It may seem like common sense to some, but to many, it’s an often overlooked area that ends up causing major headaches.
  2. COMPONENT INSPECTION
    One thing is for sure, even the very best machines on the market will break down over time. Why spend hours with a gearbox rebuild guide trying to figure out how to repair your machine from the ground up?  It makes far more sense to proactively check your equipment for any obvious signs of wear and tear. Gear teeth, for example, can break and lead to significant problems for your machine and your business.
  3. LUBRICATE
    Where do you think the phrase, “A well-oiled machine” comes  from? Industrial gearboxes, like most heavy machinery, needs to be properly and regularly lubricated in order to continue working properly. Make sure you’re using the right type and amount, otherwise, your machine’s integrity could be compromised.
  4. OVERHEATING
    How do you know if your machine is getting too hot? By keeping an eye on your industrial gearbox’s temperature to ensure it’s not getting too hot. Simple, right? If plastic melts or water evaporates too quickly around your gearbox, it’s a sign of overheating. Heat damages metal over time, making it weaker and brittle. Stay ahead of this by checking the temperature regularly!
  5. MINOR REPAIRS
    What happens when you encounter problems you’re not equipped to handle yourself, in-house? You should contact an Industrial gearbox repair shop, of course. They can assist in providing routine maintenance and repairing small issues with your machines, so that they don’t become far bigger and more expensive issues later on.

The ideal scenario is to keep your machines running as smoothly as possible for as many years as possible. However, it takes time and effort to ensure this will happen.

If you follow the five tips above, it should help you with keeping your industrial gearboxes running properly for a very long time.

If you need help with your Industrial gearboxes, including routine maintenance and repair, Progressive Machine Works would be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with a no-pressure, no-obligation quote.

You can email us at sales@progressivemac.com or simply use the contact page to describe your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

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