PT ZONE: Common Questions
How long can I expect an electric machine to last?
Machines put into service over 20 years ago are still in operation.What is the maintenance cost for a typical all-electric machine?
With good maintenance and proper operation, the annual cost has been under $500 per year.What spares should I have on hand?
Normal items such as grease, screw tip assembly, heater bands and thermocouples.How long do belts last?
Belt technology has advanced over the 30 years of all-electric technology, and today’s belts can be expected to last +10 years.What are the common maintenance needs?
Regular cleaning of the machine and observing for any lubrication issues (lack of).Cleaning or replacing the air filter for the electrical/drive cabinet.Replacement of the grease supply.Listening to the machine for any unusual noise, which might indicate the beginning of a mechanical problem.View More Content in This Zone | RSS | Atom