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Beat the Heat and Holiday Rush: Summer Maintenance Guide (Happy 4th of July!)

Beat the Heat and Holiday Rush: Summer Maintenance Guide (Happy 4th of July!)

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Happy 4th of July! As we celebrate America's independence, take a moment to ensure your production enjoys its own freedom – the freedom from breakdowns and downtime. Summer's here, and with it comes rising temperatures that can impact your machinery. Combine that with the potential for a post-holiday production surge, and you have a recipe for disruption. Don't let equipment failures interrupt your critical operations! This blog post provides a summer preventative maintenance checklist designed explicitly for plastic processors to optimize efficiency and minimize downtime.

  • Analyze the Past Performance Review:
    Start by analyzing past maintenance records. Identify recurring issues, parts prone to wear and tear, and equipment most susceptible to summer heat. This historical data helps prioritize your preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Cooling System Check-Up:
    High temperatures can damage your processing equipment. Thoroughly inspect cooling systems, including chillers, air compressors, and water lines, for leaks or blockages. Ensure proper coolant levels and functionality.
  • Focus on Friction Points:
    Pay close attention to areas of high friction and wear, like screws, barrels, and gears. Schedule cleaning and lubrication as needed. Early intervention can prevent major breakdowns and costly repairs.
  • Electrical System Inspection:
    Loose connections, faulty wiring, and overheating can lead to electrical failures. Inspect your electrical systems for potential issues.
  • Air Filters & Ventilation:
    Clogged air filters restrict airflow and reduce cooling efficiency. Replace air filters regularly, especially during periods of high dust or debris generation.
  • Review Safety Protocols:
    With increased production demands, safety protocols can sometimes get overlooked. Revisit safety procedures with your team and ensure proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is readily available.

Holiday Closure:

Please note that Asaclean will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, July 8th


Implementing a proactive summer preventative maintenance plan ensures your machine operates smoothly throughout the hot summer months. This minimizes the risk of costly downtime and helps you avoid production delays during the potential post-holiday rush. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We're here to help!

Have a great summer

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