Operator & Maintenance Training Courses
The importance of training the machine operators and maintenance personnel cannot be overlooked. Maintaining and setting a straightening machine is often likened to a black art where only a few seem to be able to get it correct without countless years of experience. Although new machinery with CASAM computerized setting systems is now available, there are thousands of older machines which will be in use for decades to come. These all need personnel who understand their inner workings to get good production.
Our operator and maintenance personnel training courses are carried out in your plant on your machinery.
Maintenance has to know how to correctly align the machine rolls and keep the manual roll adjustments calibrated and easy to use. What lubrication is needed, where too much lubrication must be avoided and be able to recognize that roll wear is taking place because of poor maintenance.
The task of setting a machine is complex. Most straightening machines are set by the operator.
The operator needs to adjust the height and angle of the rolls and finely set the amount of product deflection that should be used to straighten the product without excess work hardening. At the same time understanding how the ranges of product sizes and yield strengths change the required settings used.
Incorrect machine setting will cause problems such as:
- Poor resulting straightness.
- Poor correction of product ovality.
- Product marking.
- Unwanted dimensional changes.
- Excessive work hardening of the product material.
- Rapid roll wear.
Our in-plant training courses carefully teach personnel the theories behind the successful use of the machinery within a classroom environment. With time to have questions answered, new and experienced operators, are able to fully understand the theories involved and how poor setting results in unwanted problems and low productivity. With a sound knowledge of the theories, our training administrators then go out onto the shop floor and practically train each operator to put their knowledge into use on the machines they use each day.
And ... Of course it does not matter if the machine was made by Bronx, Sutton, K & A or other older machine maker, we know them all and will train your personnel to maintain and set them for improved production.
Remember, we are the straightening experts ... It's all we do !
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