Learn how to properly maintain your industrial fabric welding tools, like the VARIANT T1, UNIPLAN E, and TRIAC S, to minimize maintenance and ensure they have a long life.
1. Cool down before shut off
Run tools with the heat turned down for 5-10 minutes or use the built-in automatic cool-down mode if available to cool down tools before shutting them off. Shutting off a hot tool causes thermal shock to the element which can result in premature failure.
2. Move and lift properly
Don’t lift hand tools by their cords. Correct automatic tools using their handle, not by pulling on the cord. Lift automatic tools with the integrated handles and chassis, not by grasping the blower.
3. Clean nozzle thoroughly after use
Clean nozzles with a wire brush while hot to remove debris. A blocked nozzle can impede air flow through the tool, potentially causing it to overheat.
4. Clean air intake regularly
Clean the air intake on tools regularly with a soft brush or compressed air. A restricted air intake can cause a tool to overheat causing damage.
5. Regular maintenance
Most tools need small regular maintenance such as changing brushes or elements, or replacing tires as these parts wear out. Simple maintenance can be handled yourself but only if you catch it before it becomes a bigger problem. If you tool develops larger problems send it in to our Authorized Leister Repair Centre in Burlington ON.
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