Extend the Life: Welding Equipment for Effective Maintenance and Repair



Extend the Life: Welding Equipment for Effective Maintenance and Repair



Welding equipment plays a big role in many different industries, specifically in the fabrication and assembly of metal structures. In order to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of the equipment 

being used, effective maintenance and repair practices must take place. At nexAir, we have our customers back – meaning that we will be wherever you need us when your machine needs repairing. Keep reading as we will discuss some of the maintenance practices that take place in order to keep your equipment in tip-top shape, 24/7, allowing you and your team to continue to Forge Forward. 


Regular Maintenance Practices

Routine maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of your welding equipment. By sticking to a structured maintenance schedule, businesses can actually prevent wear and tear, as well as identify any potential issues early on. Common practices include: 


Cleaning: All welding equipment such as welding guns, torches and nozzles, need to be cleaned regularly to remove spatter, debris and contaminants. This helps to prevent any blockages along with ensuring optimal functionality. 

Inspection: Visual inspections of welding equipment can help when it comes to identifying signs of early wear, damage or misalignment. All components should be inspected for any signs of deterioration. 

Lubrication: Moving parts and components of welding equipment need to be properly lubricated to reduce friction and prevent excessive wear. This includes lubricating the wire feed mechanisms, hinges and all moving parts. 

Calibration: Ensuring that the welding equipment is calibrated properly is crucial for maintaining accuracy and precision. Periodic calibration of welding power sources, voltage settings and wire feed speeds are critical for consistent welding performance. 


Repair Strategies Used to Forge Forward

While maintenance is very important and widely effective, sometimes the welding equipment may need repairs done due to regular usage or unexpected malfunctions. Quick and effective repair strategies will help when addressing issues before they escalate, causing further damage. Key repair strategies include: 


Diagnostic Testing: When welding equipment shows irregularities or malfunctions, diagnostic testing should be conducted to identify the root of the cause. This could include the testing of electrical systems, gas flow and welding parameters. 

Component Replacement: Damaged components should be promptly replaced to maintain the integrity of the equipment. This includes replacing parts such as tips, nozzles and liners. 

Investing in Professional Services: Allowing qualified professionals, like our team at nexAir, to periodically come out for maintenance and repairs can provide your business with expert KnowHow and ensure that all of the equipment that is being used daily is maintained to the proper industry standards. Our equipment repair services will not only fix the problem, but also offer predictive maintenance strategies to anticipate and prevent potential equipment failures. 


All in all, implementing these practices will not only extend the lifespan of your equipment, but also enhance the safety of your team, improving the overall productivity and performance. If you have any questions about maintenance and repair, or are interested in getting started with nexAir services, please reach out to our team today! 

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