June’s Service Spotlight

Tips on Cleaning Your Aluminum Rim Polishing Machine – Straight from Our Service Team!

“With the machine being one of your shops biggest investments, you want your machine to run well and last for years. Daily and weekly cleaning of your equipment is so important for the upkeep and dependability of the machine. One of our best instruction tools for your operator is the Routine Maintenance Guide from VIS.

Your operator should be spending anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes at the end of the shift vacuuming or sweeping the dust and debris out of the machine. Personal protection per your company’s guidelines before and during cleaning is key. Brush or wipe down the inside panels starting at the top, working down. Look out for worn or loose components or parts, and advise your supervisor of any potential issues. Wipe off the door lock forks and inspect the door latches. Wipe down the plexiglas windows with a micro wipe only. Use no cleaners or fluids on the plexiglas. Inspect your consumable inventory for proper supplies, and replenish as needed.

The weekly cleaning should be 30 to 60 minutes (same as daily), plus a thorough cleaning of the inside panels. Operators should use a quality cleaner on the metal and wipe clean. Don’t forget to remove the electrical cabinet filters. Filters should be replaced every six months.

Routinely cleaning your machine for a short period of time at the end of each shift will save you money and downtime, every time.”

– H. Thompson, Government/Transit Service Specialist

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