If you have a waterjet cutting machine in your facility, you know exactly how important such an equipment is to your operational facility. As such, it is your duty to make sure that you are making the most out of the machine and positively impacting your production and productivity requirements. If you need some help for that, here are general reminders that you can consider.
Always consult your manufacturer’s manual
Many facilities know how big a role their manual plays in the efficient operation of their waterjet cutters, but many facilities only look at the manual when the machine is being set up. And they miss out on all the guidance that the machine’s manufacturer could have provided towards the best use of the product.
When working with waterjet cutting machines, your manual should play a key role in a few other instances aside from initial setup. First and foremost of these is when the machine has encountered an issue. In most cases, you can easily diagnose and identify the problem if you consult your manufacturer’s manual; from there, you can be apprised of the proper repair measures that will take care of the problem. Also, your manual should be a key reference in establishing your maintenance programme.
Train your whole team for proper use and safety
Proper product and operator trainings are also critical not only for the efficiency of your facility, but also for its safety. Trainings are available from waterjet manufacturers, and it is something that should be procured when you first set up your water jet machine. If you are upgrading to a newer or more advanced model, it must once again be sought. And if you’re adding new people to your team, training must also be given to them.
In addition to giving your team the technical knowledge that it needs to operate the machine, training will also equip your facility with the best practices that are specifically designed for the machine that you have. As a result, you can look forward to quality and consistent results. You can get in touch with the manufacture for guidance on how you can secure training for your team. And we recommend that you do not waste this opportunity.
Ensure preventive maintenance
Finally, make sure that you are proactive in maintaining the condition of your waterjet cutters. Have a comprehensive and holistic preventive maintenance programme in place that is designed to look out for potential issues and correct them.