The flame cutting system has definitely a few positive benefits. If you maintain it well, you will face less distortion while cutting the metal sheets. Cutting quality will be good, fast cutting will be possible and lastly operating cost is going to be decreased.
Checkout the routine points that will help you in good maintenance. n nMachine Part Replacements:n n Regularly replacing the machine parts in Flame profile cutting machines is the right kind of strategy. If the small parts are replaced regularly it will do much good for you rather than replacing the entire torch later.
If the damaged parts remain in use continuously then uncontrolled arcing will occur in plasma machine which later result in failure of the torch. n nUnderstanding the Machine Language and Signs:n n It can come to your mind that how to understand the sign of spent machine parts. The continuous depreciating condition of the cut quality is the first sign that will tell you, your machine is not in good condition.
Visual inspection of these machines is necessary too. If the nozzle show any sign of oxide residue inside the machine or hollow part is seen inside the machines., it can be only detected by visual inspection.
n nElectrode Checking:n n While you are using flame cutters, checking the electrode is also a part and parcel of your work. You have to check pitting portion of electrode element. Deciding about the gas is an important part of electrode checking.
For oxygen, the pitting should not be deeper than 3/32 inch and for the case of argon or nitrogen, 1/8-inch-deep place in pitting portion is required. n nTorch Assembling:n n A proper assembling technique can ensure longevity of flame torches. Torches with proper alignment and snugly fitting means, the torch will ensure a long run.
If proper metal cutting sheets are used according to manual it can make sure your torch will run for long time. The torch thread should always keep in clean state. Make sure the seating areas in torch should not be contaminated.
n nAccurate Machine Parts:n n Accurate metal cuts depend on cutting amperage and the plasma gas that is used for the job. The manual that is given on behalf of the operator can make it sure various types of cutting is done properly. Next point is never ignoring the correct amperage which is also a deciding factor.
Flow and pressure of gas and coolant flow should be checked every day. If the flow of coolant is inefficient, the machine parts will take time to cool down. For maintaining the cutting arc, a constant gas pressure is very much needed.
n Always keep these flame profile cutting machines under good maintenance. Check the machine parts and gas flow regularly and most important part, buy these machines from a good and experienced machine company. Now see the drastic improvement in the metal productivity.