3 FILTERS YOU MAY FORGET TO REPLACE BUT SHOULDN'T
Filters serve a boring but very important job on the machine tool. In today’s race toward high-speed, lean manufacturing, filters can easily be overlooked. It’s common knowledge to replace some filters, because they’re staples of the preventive maintenance (PM) plans most people prioritize. The hydraulic filter is definitely in this category. The ones missed are some of the air filters that are protecting the electrical cabinet’s back side, the casting air filter, and chiller unit filters. Many of these are tucked away in the machine or behind a covering, and may not easily jump out as filter locations.
The following are well worth replacing to keep the machine operating at peak performance or cutting to the tightest tolerances.