Autoflow Maintenance - Outfeed Table

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Author avatarGareth Green | Last edit 27/01/2020 by Gareth Green being drafted

Procedures for Daily, Weekly and monthly maintenance on Autoflow Outfeed Table


The Machine has many moving parts, all which need regular maintenance. Below outlines what items need particular attention

Step 1 - Eject Bed

Daily – clean Stainless Steel Bed of swarf and remove any tape that may have transferred onto the bed during normal operation

Weekly – lightly oil shaft on underside of bed, lightly oil cylinder rod’s, lightly oil Hepco rail, 1 -2 pumps of grease into Linear Bearings, use a suitable foam cleaner for cleaning off the glue and tape residue left by the profile rolling along the beds

Monthly – check Hepco rail, Linear Bearings, Shafts and cylinders for damage or wear

Step 2 - Outfeed Pushers and Safety Gate

Daily – Clean area of swarf and Debris

Weekly – Lightly oil Cylinder Rods, lightly oil Shafts, gently wipe over with a soft cloth the combined Klaxon and Strobe unit

Monthly – Check Cylinder Rods and Shafts for wear or damage, check Blue Bar for damage

Step 3 - Conveyor Belt

Daily – Clean area of swarf and offcuts, empty waste bin as needed

Weekly – Check belt for signs of wear or cuts in belt

Step 4 - Extraction System

Daily – check swarf level periodically throughout the shift and change the bag when full

Weekly – with the extraction system switched off tap / shake gently the White needle felt bag to allow the build-up of swarf on the inside of the bag to fall into the clear bag below

Monthly – visually check the White needle felt bags for any signs of damage/holes