Maintenance Matters: Mills & Grinders
Regular checks and proper cleaning are critical
“Mills have to be cleaned thoroughly after every sample run,” says Oliver Vogelsang, product manager at IKA (Staufen, Germany). He adds that users should also check regularly for wear and tear on items such as seals and blades/beaters.
Michael Gordon, senior service technician at Verder Scientific (Haan, Germany) adds that several things can go wrong if users don’t clean their units properly, or don’t clean them at all.
“Improper or no clean-up after sample grinding can lead to seal failure as well as corrosion to the mill and accessories,” Gordon says. “It is always advised to follow the procedures in the operating manuals for maintaining and cleaning the equipment and to discuss proper procedures with the product manager to answer any outstanding questions or unclear points.”
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