Industrial mixers are built to run and withstand a great deal of abuse, however, regular preventive maintenance efforts can help keep your mixer running like new.  The two most critical components that can affect the life of your mixer are lubrication and inspection of working tools.  Below is an overview of the in-depth information provided in our full maintenance schedule available for download below.

 

Lubrication: Proper lubrication can encompass multiple areas on your mixer, not just the shaft seals of the mixing tool.  Lubrication of all seals as well as drive gears, discharge valves and other locations where bearings are utilized is the best way to extend the life of your mixer.  Automated lubrication systems on larger production mixers help maintain proper lubrication intervals, but regular visual inspection should be scheduled to assure the system is working properly.

 

Inspection: Inspection of the working tools at regular intervals based on hours of use is also critical.  Tools should be inspected for wear and repaired or replaced when indicated.  Placement of mixing tools in the machine should also be verified to prevent unnecessary wear and maximize machine performance.

 

Safety: Of course, all lock out, tag out and safety procedures should always be followed when inspecting your mixer.  Following manufacturer guidelines for procedures and frequency of maintenance for your specific mixer are recommended.

 

Contact Lancaster Products anytime and we will gladly provide you with a Maintenance Schedule for Lancaster K-Series Mixers which includes a complete list of safety, lubrication, and inspection guidelines for proper preventative maintenance of your Lancaster mixers.   Included in the guide is a list of mechanical components along with their recommended maintenance intervals.

Please note all safety procedures for proper machine shutdown prior to performing maintenance.

 

Prefer to have Certified Maintenance Technicians do the work for you?  No problem!  Contact us anytime to discuss your maintenance needs or to schedule an on-site service call for a complete diagnostics on the performance of your mixers.  We can even audit your entire processing line to identify potential areas for optimized yields.

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