How to maintain your recycling machinery for optimal performance

A good, high-quality piece of recycling equipment can last for many years, however, without proper maintenance and preventative measures, this can be shortened by a significant amount. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most important methods to help keep your equipment in great condition, allowing you to use your investment for many years to come. Always Keep Spare Parts It’s difficult to know when your machine will begin having onset issues, or fail completely. Because of this, it can be incredibly beneficial to keep a selection of spare parts on hand. You should store standard spare parts of any machine you operate, ready to be replaced in case of equipment breakdown. For rarer, or more expensive parts, it’s always worth keeping a point of contact with your supplier in case you need to order a replacement part. Check Your Equipment Daily Performing regular maintenance checks on your equipment can help you not only have a better understanding of how your machine works, but also give you a general idea of which parts are ageing, or likely to fail soon.  When checking your equipment, you should be checking for any points which need greasing, any filters which need cleaning or replacing as well as any dust or debris buildup which may need clearing. Doing this will protect seals, motors and other moving parts as well as reduce heat exposure to the machine. If your machine has them, it’s also worth checking foot pedals and control cables to ensure the safe operation of your machine. Cable granulators, for example, require more attention and should be checked more often to ensure airlines and filters are clear. You should also always have 3 sets of blades per [...]