Your industrial mixer is crucial for blending your ingredients. When taken care of, they can last for years. If you don’t take care of them, they can wear out much quicker. If you set aside time for regular maintenance, you can end up saving thousands since you won’t have to replace your machines as often. Here are some maintenance tips to keep in mind.
Check Components for Lubrication
You should regularly check your mixer’s moving components for lubrication. This is a crucial thing to check. A lot of the moving parts are costly to replace. To reduce replacement costs, you should regularly check the reducer, drive, and shaft bearings’ moving parts and lubricate them. Most people do this once per month.
Maintain the Seal
Seals contain ingredients in the tub and protect the shaft. If seals are worn, materials can escape, and shafts can shift. Many different types of seals are common in industrial blenders, so you must check the factory recommendations for maintenance tips.
Check the Discharge Gate Operation
Unlike a vertical food mixer, these blenders have a discharge gate that can get ingredients and foreign objects lodged in them and prevent them from closing all the way. Therefore, you need to check the limit switch and ensure the gate stays completely closed when in use. Also, keep an eye on it when in use and make sure it is functioning properly. If your gate doesn’t open all the way, ingredients will stay in the mixer. Meanwhile, if it doesn’t close all the way, materials can spill out.
While it may seem time-consuming, it is a good idea to set aside time to perform regular mixer maintenance. This will save you from having to pay to replace or repair a mixer. In the end, it is better to perform these basic maintenance tips.