The Dos and Don’ts When Handling Energy-Efficient Machines

Machines play a significant role in making work easy and faster. During the industrial revolution era, most of the trade skills were manually operated.

With technological advancement, things are becoming simpler and better. The market is full of machines based on your need.

Arm yourself with the following factors to allow you to make the right choice of machines

  • The cost vs. your budget
  • Quality of the machine
  • Your knowledge in using the machine
  • Level of technology from the manufacturer
  • Energy efficiency
  • The brand
  • Performance

Cost is always the primary factor one needs to consider when choosing a machine.

In case you are to use it for commercial purposes, it makes no business sense of getting a device that consumes a lot of fuel or energy, yet there are options.

Having the machine is one thing; its usage is yet another issue at hand. Therefore

What are the dos and don’ts when handling energy-efficient machines?

The dos

1. Read the manual

Every manufacturer supplies a buyer with a machine, and part of the documentation in the packaging is the manual.

The small and straightforward document plays a significant role in showing you the pieces in visual presentation and warming. 

Please read it carefully and follow instructions to enhance the shelf life of the machine.

2. Handle with uttermost care

Energy-efficient machines are delicate and require you- the user- to handle it with care. Avoid dropping it down with no formula.

Where possible, treat it alone and never leave the kids to play their curiosity games in it. They may touch a sensitive part that may be unrepairable.

3. Store in a clean and dry place

Water and liquids are the worst enemies of machines. The main reason for this is the fact that it’s a high conductor.

Water in specific completes a circuit leading to electric shots. Some of the capacitors are placed on the motherboard, which becomes tough to recognize and repair. 

Do you know the number of capacitors in a machine? Each of them has a vital role in the functioning of the device. Once spoilt, it’s the end of the invention.

4. Run regular maintenance

Like your car, machines require service to remove used oils and also lubricate the joints to enhance their operations.

Also, they aid in reducing friction in moving parts. From the manual, you know the exact service you need for that specific machine.

There are two types of maintenance, preventive maintenance, and assessment maintenance.

The former is what we’ve discussed above, while the later is precisely to check for any malfunctioning.

 5. Lubricate regularly

Metal parts, when they rub each other without a lubricant, then weaken the parts.

Secondly, it also erodes the point in contact. Oils come in handy to reduce the friction making the parts work correctly the way it was designed from the manufacturer.

The dont’s

1. Don’t connect it to a power source higher than the stated one

All machines have an amperage range. When the amount of current exceeds the stated range, then be sure you will have an electrical accident. 

Look at the TIG welders; a high current flow burns the fuse and spoils all other electric parts now that there is a lot of energy input. Can you afford to lose such an energy-efficient machine? 

2. Never fold wires

Most of the machines have a connecting pin that plugs in the cables to complete a connection.

Once you bend or wrap these parts in the name of proper storage, you are breaking the inner pins, which are crucial in achieving a connection.

Although they look simple to replace, in some machines, you may be forced to replace the entire unit, which may not be available within your locality. Look at the shipping costs and the inconvenience. 

3. Don’t overwork or underwork your machine

As you choose the engine of choice, have in mind where you want to use it. Is it for commercial or domestic purposes?

There is a difference between the two. Household appliances have low output, and you can’t subject it to industrial functions, it will break due to the reduction of its lifespan.

A commercial-based machine for domestic use has no harm, but you underwork it, which means some parts remain dormant, leading to corrosion.

Besides, it’s expensive.

4. Don’t leave the machine running when not in use

Trade machines are not refrigerators where their performance is seen in the running throughout the day and night.

Never leave the tools to operate without supervision. That’s a time bomb. Even if they save on energy, there are other risks.

5. Use the machine for its designated use

If it’s a welding machine, use it for that purpose. Unless the manual states so, subjecting the machine for not its intended purpose; poses a risk to the user and the machine too.

6. Never wear loose clothing in the working area

When you get a machine, the first thing is to designate a specific area where it will work with minimal distraction.