The innovative and efficient nature of the FRAMECAD system is a driving force behind constructing high quality, cold formed steel buildings in a time-efficient manner. Your FRAMECAD roll forming machine plays a huge part in making sure you can achieve deadlines, produce a quality product and plays an integral role in your business’s success.
As your cold formed steel construction partners, FRAMECAD are dedicated to helping your organization succeed and return the best results. Within FRAMECAD Factory and MyFRAMECAD we have provided you will all the tools and instructions on how to conduct regular maintenance on your roll forming equipment.
However, it is also vital that you book in regular servicing as well, we have put together this blog to help you understand the benefits that a regular servicing program will provide your organization.
The Benefits of Regularly Servicing Your Roll Forming Equipment
Regularly servicing your Roll Forming Equipment will help it perform better. By some estimates, routine servicing can help maintain up to 95 per cent of its original operational efficiency and performance. This leads to a range of benefits – from better energy efficiency to maintaining accuracy and fewer repairs. We’ll explore some of those benefits in greater detail below.
Better Energy Efficiency
Regularly servicing your roll forming equipment will help it run more efficiently. Worn punches, grease and dirt build-up in your roller gang and other problems mean that the system has to work harder to do its job – using up more energy in the process. An inefficient roll forming system is going to increase your energy bill and leave a larger carbon footprint on the environment. Routine service, on the other hand, will translate into savings on your energy bill and on your conscience.
Longer Operational Life
As with any major equipment, a regular service will extend your system's operational life. There’s a limit to how long any model is going to last, but the right amount of care and attention ensures that you’ll make the most of your roll forming equipment. Remember that one faulty or malfunctioning part can lead to stress on other components. The sooner you fix it, the better the system will operate overall.
Lower Overall Repair Costs
We’ve all been there. Your roll forming equipment appears to be operating just fine, when – out of the blue – the entire system stops working. Suddenly, you’ve found yourself in need of costly emergency repairs. All too often, these repairs could be managed or even avoided through routine service.
When you call FRAMECAD to service your roll forming equipment, the technician will check for damaged or worn-down parts and recommend their immediate replacement. Likewise following the FRAMECAD maintenance guide within the FRAMECAD Factory controls will ultimately extend the life of various parts and put off the need to replace them.
Long Lasting Accuracy
FRAMECAD roll forming equipment proudly boasts a 0.1mm tolerance, allowing you to be operating at your most efficient, eliminating errors and ensuring you provide the best possible result for your projects. If your roll forming equipment is backed up with grease, dust or swarf the highly sensitive sensors that enable this accuracy could be hindered (or worse damaged), therefore limiting your equipment from producing high quality framing.
Additionally, worn punches and dimple heads could result in errors, creating inaccurate incisions and indented screw holes. This could cause framing to be assembled out of square affecting an entire project.
Frequency of Service
The frequency with which you have your roll forming equipment serviced will depend on the equipment’s age and how it’s used. At FRAMECAD, we recommend having your equipment serviced every 12 months, or after 160km/100miles of steel has been rolled.
Here to Help
Having a FRAMECAD system means you have the best support team of technicians available to conduct your service, these can be ordered and purchased alongside spare parts in FRAMECAD Shop.
When a FRAMECAD Technician comes to conduct a service, they will highlight areas that will need to be watched and can teach you the best practices for general adjustments, equipment calibration and the most efficient way to keep your production team on schedule.
When was your last service?
If you haven’t had a service conducted in the last year or 160kms/100miles we strongly suggest you do so as soon as possible. Login into FRAMECAD Shop and you can easily book a dedicated FRAMECAD technician to assist with your requirements.