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Timely Check Prevents Untimely Machine Breakdown! Maintaining Right, Machining Right Part III

In this third and final series of ‘Maintaining Right, Machining Right’, we bring you a sneak peek into some precision measuring instruments from the machining shop floor.

Megger

The device enables to measure electrical leakages in wires and thereby the insulation level of any device such as motor, cable and generator winding etc. The insulation resistance quality degrades due to temperature, humidity, moisture, dust and electrical and mechanical stress, which may result in an electrical or fatal shock.

Thermometer
(Conventional/Laser)

This device enables to measure the temperature of various machine elements such as spindle, ball screw and drive. It is in conventional and infrared or laser types. The advantages of laser thermometers are speed and non-contact. But, they measure only surface temperature.

Vibration Analyzer

This device enables to detect early precursors to machine failure, allowing machinery to be repaired or replaced before expensive failure occurs. It helps to detect a wide variety of fault conditions. It measures the amplitude and displacement readings while bearings are in motion. It is most effective on high- speed rotating equipment.

Standard Tools and Torque Wrench

This enables to apply precisely a specific torque to a fastener such as a nut or bolt. It is used where the tightness of screws and bolts is crucial. It allows the operator to measure the torque applied to the fastener so it can be matched to the specifications for a particular application.

Phillips Machine Tools India makes all these precision-measuring instruments available at various locations across India to support its wide customer base from various industries. With timely preventive check and periodic record file, manufacturers can avoid untimely machine breakdown and increase throughput.


Shardul Itkalkar
Our specialist, Shardul Itkalkar, heads the Engineered Products division of Phillips Machine Tools India Private Limited.With more than two decades of industry experience, he advocates the right maintenance for your machines. He can be reached at sitkalkar@phillipscorp.com

PHILLIPS Machine Tools technical centres and regional locations throughout India have one or multiple sets of these tools/instruments. The qualification of the cnc machine condition can be assured by a specific protocol and quantification of parameters for machine condition analysis during a preventive check. It is always advisable to qualify the machines from the certified agency/engineer. A record file of periodic check results should be maintained for every machine. The analysis of these records will provide a wear pattern of the components and help in predictive spare parts planning. The unpredictable machine breakdowns can be reduced considerably with this check, as well as it helps to control the spare parts inventory cost.

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