Having a waterjet cutter in your facility is one of the best strategies for ensuring high-quality results for a wide range of applications, and across many industries. As such, you will want to make sure that you get these consistent quality results, for as long as you have the machine. If you need a couple of pointers for that, consider these.
The manual from your manufacturer is among the most critical references that you can consult to be guided in the safe and successful operation of the machine. It is also necessary for preserving the integrity of the water jet machine’s product warranty, as implementing any methodology that has not been recommended by the manufacturer can void support of the equipment. But more importantly, your manual will help you design operational measures that suit the machine’s specific design.
Similarly, you should be proactive in vetting the methods that your facility is using, when it comes to the operation of the waterjet cutter. Remember that just because something works now does not mean that it cannot be improved, so it helps to oversee your operation specifics and chart them properly so that you can better determine if they can be enhanced. For instance, if you’re using only one cutting head but you’re handling an increasing number of orders, you will want to consider adding another cutting head for higher efficiency, or improving your setup. Additionally, any changes that need to be accommodated in your facility – such as the addition of new people, the incorporation of a new abrasive, etc – should be reflected in your methods.
If you are not sure whether your current methodologies are optimal for your requirements, you can always ask for guidance from the manufacturer of the equipment, or the supplier from which you purchased it.
Finally, commit to preventive and proper maintenance throughout the lifespan of the machine. Your facility should establish a comprehensive programme that details specific schedules for specific maintenance tasks, along with key people who will be carrying out those tasks. Additionally, it should provide a clear path to immediate response, if an issue is found.
If you need help in designing your maintenance programme, consult your manual. It should outline the measures that need to be enacted to keep the machine functional, for a long time. Also, you can ask your manufacturer for help.