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Taking Care Of Your Mechanical Milling Machines

by Matias Keranen

The boring and milling machines in your industrial shop are vital to the work you do. When they are not working, that means delays which could affect your bottom line. You and your employees likely work those machines hard day in and day out, so it's important that maintenance tasks are done regularly, even when everyone is tired from a long day. Some maintenance tasks that cannot be ignored are listed below.


For many mechanical milling machines, lubrication is vital if you want them to last. These machines deal with high levels of heat and friction and require lubricating fluids in order to cool down. Not only that, but because lubrication can reduce friction, it can help parts of the machines to wear down more slowly and prevent some corrosion on metal components. Lubricants should always be onsite to be used frequently.

Daily Cleanups

Everyone might want to go home right away when the work day is done, but you might want to stop work a little early to make time for a daily cleanup ritual. The machines themselves should be wiped down with a dry, clean cloth to get rid of oil and dust. Sweeping should be done each day to get rid of metal shavings and other debris. Sheet metal or other materials that can no longer be used need to be assembled, stacked, recycled or disposed of. Daily cleaning and attention can help machines last longer and allow problems to be noticed before they're serious, but the process can also cut down on injuries and overwhelming messy conditions.

Oil Changes and Filter Replacements

During your daily cleanup of the machines being used, you might glance at the filters to ensure they've not been torn, but it's wise to replace them periodically so that tears don't occur in the first place. Oil changes should also be done periodically to keep machines functioning efficiently. It's easy to overlook these tasks, which is why there should be a regular schedule for getting them done. If you are unaware of how often oil changes must happen or how long a filter should stay in place, you can contact milling machine vendors or manufacturers in the area that can give you some idea.

Once there is a schedule in place, there should be a signing sheet or log to show that someone is handling these tasks from month to month.

Doing maintenance on mechanical milling machines will help them to keep doing excellent work. Discuss these tasks with your workers and consult machine vendors for more maintenance guidance.