When first purchasing your machine, you will most likely be overwhelmed during the days of training you receive. Once your training is completed, you will feel slightly confident that you are clued up on how to operate the machine, and you might have a good idea of how to maintain it. However, it will be a few weeks before you will have to maintain it, and even longer before you will need to rebuild the pump. Once you have completed this, you will most likely have forgotten most of what you have been taught. So, consider having someone from the factory use your very first pump rebuilt as a way to provide you with additional training on the machine operation, and refreshing on how to complete maintenance.
Waterjets definitely require maintenance. You will need to change nozzle parts regularly as well as exchanging pumps less frequently – but frequently enough that you wish you did not have to. It is important to keep some important spares around, so you will not have to experience waiting for spares to be delivered while sitting with a machine that is not working.
Normally, the higher the pressure your machine is running, the more on and off cycles the equipment sees, and the more regularly it will require maintaining. In addition, if you have dirty water, you will need to maintain your machine more often or purchase a water softener and filtration system.
Ease of Maintenance
Anybody that is able to change brake pads on a vehicle is able to keep an abrasive jet going with a day’s training and a helpful manual, and the occasional phone call to support. Mixing tubes wear out but are also extremely easy to replace. The pumps will also require periodic seal changes, and depending on what the design of the seal is, it can be anywhere from easy to quick to a little time consuming and tricky to replace.
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