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Sample Preventive Maintenance Checklist for Band Saw Equipment
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  Machine Name Band Saw Equipment CodeLocationModel NoSerial NoManufacturer  DWI 1.0Band WheelsInspect surfaceIf out of round, cracked, or worn, replace the bandXwheels to prevent premature, blade breakage.1.1Inspect flangesIf worn, tapered, cracked, or chipped, replace the wheelsXXXto prevent premature blade breakage.1.2Check fluid groovesIf the grooves are filled with chips, the blade will not runXXXproperly on the wheel. Clean them with a stiff wire brush,and be sure to wear gloves.2.0Band Wheel BearingsCheck the band wheel bearings for unusual wheelCondition causing premature wear on the backup movement, and replace them as needed.guides. Resulting improper blade tracking can causeblade failure or more serious machine damage.3.0Band GuidesRotate, grind, or replace the side guides asIf worn, chipped, broken, or contain seized roller bearings,necessary.side guides can cause crooked cuts, scoring on the sidesof the blade, and short blade life.3.1Rotate, grind, or replace the backup guides asWorn, cracked, chipped, seized, or missing guides cannecessary.cause fatigue cracks on the back edge of the blade,swaging, loss of tooth set, and short blade life.4.0Blade TrackingInspect blade spacingCorrect spacing between the back edge of the blade andXthe flange of the wheel about 1 1/4 inch.5.0Blade TensionCheck blades if there are develop fatigue cracks.The blade should be tensioned to the machineX manufacturer’s recommendations. 6.0Hydraulic SystemCheck the oil levelLow oil level can cause air in the lines and improperXXXoperation of anything that runs off the hydraulic system(feed system, vises, and so forth).7.0Drives7.1Bearings and SealsCheck for oil leaks, which can indicate the failureObserve the oil level of the transmission during thisof a bearing or seal, which can in turn damageinspection, and replace any defective bearing or seal.the drive system.7.2GearsCheck the drive wheel of gear  ‐ driven machinesThis can indicate worn gears. If you don't replace thefor excess play.gears when necessary, the machine can develop moredrive shaft and transmission problems.7.3PulleysCheck for proper alignment, tension, and wear.Improper alignment or tension can cause premature beltwear and bearing failure. Adjust the pulleys if possible, or replace them if damaged.8.0Belts PLANNED PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKLISTITEM NO.PARAMETERSWORK DESCRIPTIONEQUIPMENT PART FREQ  8.1Drive beltCheck for cracks, wear, and stretching.These conditions cause the band speed to change,resulting in erratic cutting performance and reduced bladelife. Replace the drive belt as needed.8.2Chip brush beltCheck for wear, cracks, and stretching.If there are problems, replace the belt according to the machine’s manual. Don’t wait until it breaks while cutting. 9.0Guide AlignmentInspect cutting alignmentWhen cuts start becoming incorrect or crooked, or if theXXXblade fails prematurely, contact maintenance personnel toadjust the alignment according to the manufacturer'smanual.10.0VisesCheck for wear on both stationary and movableExcessive wear results in crooked cuts.vises, and adjust, repair, or replace them asnecessary. Also check the alignment of the vise to the blade,Any other angle will produce a crooked cut.and realign or adjust it as needed. A stationaryvice should be at a right angle.11.0Band SpeedCheck the maximum and minimum speed rangeThe reading should be the same as the gauge. ImproperXXusing a tachometer.speed can cause numerous blade problems. If the speedis incorrect, ask the machine manufacturer for the proper technique for calibrating the speed gauge.12.0Chip Removal SystemInspect to make sure that the auger or conveyorAlso check the chip brush. If it is not turning, it is worn out.XXXsystem is working properly and removing all chips.If it is not in proper position on the blade, chips may beClean and inspect all screens to ensure that chipspulled into the workpiece and cause tooth strippage.are not getting into the sawing fluid/lubricant tank,which could cause the pump to stop running or stop the flow of fluid/lubricant.13.0Sawing FluidCheck the condition and ratio of sawingIf either is incorrect, the workpiece may overheat, and XXXfluid with a refractometer.blade life may be decreased. Also keep the level of sawing fluid to the machine’s specifications, and be sure the fluid is flowing freely through all fluid nozzles. LEGEND:F - FrequencyI - MonthlyD - DailyIII - QuarterlyW - WeeklyVI - Semi annuallyXII - Anually  IIIVI XII XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX ENCY  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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