Often questions are asked how,
one can avoid maintenance and repair work. And the question
is very often put: how to train an all-round specialist
for repair work in a printing house. In our
opinion, this is impractical The various types of machines
have become so sophisticated that their maintenance and
repair require a high degree of specialist knowledge
and years of experience. In general, it is thus not
advisable to attempt all repairs on your own. Experience has
shown that inappropriate and cruse repairs will just
increase that damage. Repair jobs should always be
carried out by qualified personnel. To avoid repair or
breakdown, we recommend the following procedures be
1. Machines should
only be operated by qualified workers
2. Observe the
maintenance schedules of the machine manufacturer, Keep to
the recommended intervals for lubrication and
3 If at all
possible, only use those materials (lubricants, greases,
etc.) recommended by the manufacturer.
4 Machinery and
equipment should only be employed for their intended
5 Report all
malfunctions or faults immediately.
machinery and equipment at regular intervals from dust,
water, grease residues, etc. Only use suitable
7 Only connect
machinery and equipment to electrical power supplies
appropriate to them. The identification plate contains
all required details as to voltage, current (AC or
8. In the event of
any electrical breakdown, always contact an electrician.
Major breakdowns can only be eliminated by calling on
the services of a qualified service engineer.
9. Where gross
fluctuations in current or voltage occur, consult your
10 Tell your staff
how valuable the machines are and remind them of their
responsibility and your confidence in them.
11 Keep your
operating staff informed on all instructions from the
manufacturer. pass the regular information delivered
by the manufacturer on to your staff, too.
12 Set up long-term
maintenance plans, where possible, in cooperation with your
local or nearest service agent.
13 Worn parts should
be replaced in good time.
The machinery and equipment
offered on the market nowadays require little maintenance.
Therefore, we are sure that machines can be operated
extremely economically over long periods if used
appropriately. As mentioned above- instruct your staff
to handle and operate the machines
with care and consideration, and in the proper manner.
Prevention is better than breakdown.
Should repair work be
required, though, your nearest service agent will do his
very best to assist you as rapidly as possible.