Added value through maintenance

Bending specialist Schwarze-Robitec meets the need of increased investment safety with a comprehensive service concept. The company’s high-quality tube bending machines are designed for run times of more than 20 years in continuous operation. So that the machines operate reliably throughout their whole lifecycle, Schwarze-Robitec advises conducting a regular machine check-up, which comprises maintenance, inspection and service measures. Plant Manager Jürgen Korte says: “A tube bending machine should be serviced at the latest approx. every 5,000 working hours. Otherwise the risk of undesirable surprises will rise exponentially.” Among other things, the mechanical states and precise positioning of guides, bearings and spindles as well as cables, pumps, valve functions, switching devices and software should be checked. If it is a hydraulic system, there is also a check for tightness and leakage safety. Possible are also software updates, comprehensive weak point analyses, staff training and other customer-individual measures.

“As bending machines are always custom-built, maintenance should really be carried out by the manufacturer”, emphasises Korte. “Generalised providers of industrial services often do not have profound experience in bending technology nor the necessary knowledge of the user industries and their manufacturing processes.” Schwarze-Robitec offers integrated process analyses as well as complete machine overhauls and modernisations, which substitute a new purchase in many cases.

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