Also, replace the wheel blotters and balance the wheel before putting the grinding machine back in service. Inspect Covers and Guards. Continually scrutinize way covers and water guards on grinders. They perform a vital function: protecting the operator and preventing grinding swarf from straying onto the slideways and other critical components.
Check and clean the filters on the coolant tank. Every Six Months or 1000 Hours. Contact your local distributor to have the following preventive maintenance performed by a certified Okuma Engineer: Have the coolant tank cleaned of sludge, chips, and oil. Have the chuck and jaws taken off the machine and cleaned.
UNITED GRINDING recommends preventive maintenance on its machines for every 2,080 hours of usage, which is the equivalent of the machine operating one 8 hour shift per day, 5 days a week, for an entire year. If the grinder is used two shifts per day, the recommended service schedule would be every six months.
Before fixing the machine in place, clean the workbench of any materials and dirt that may be present. Place the machine on a workbench that is level, stable and sturdy and secure it with four bolts in the appropriate fastening holes in the base of the machine body .