Proper Care and Maintenance of Commercial Juicing Equipment - Tips from Freshly Squeezed
Juicing season is in full bloom, and just like with any equipment used for manufacturing, juicers require maintenance and care to ensure productivity and dependability.
Online, August 20, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Proper Care and Maintenance of Commercial Juicing Equipment - Tips from Freshly Squeezed
Juicing season is in full bloom, and just like with any equipment used for manufacturing, juicers require maintenance and care to ensure productivity and dependability. Eric Guth of Freshly Squeezed says: "It is very important to take proper care of juicing equipment for it to operate as intended and extend the life of the equipment". The following are some tips and tricks for keeping equipment in proper working order:
Ruby 2000 and Nutrifaster N450 centrifugal juicers - It is important to clean the juice filter on a daily basis so as to ensure an even distribution of weight on the shaft. Check bearings annually to ensure that there is not the slightest amount of give to them. Loose bearings will lead to a necessary complete overhaul of the unit which can cost $200-500. (http://www.juicingequipment.com/products/73/ruby2000) (http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/nutrifaster-n450-fruit-and-vegetable-juicer)
Zumex Multifruit centrifugal juicer - It is important to use a power strip when plugging in this juicer for proper steady electrical supply in order to avoid blowing the internal electrical breaker, in which case there is a spare embedded in the panel where the power chord enters the machine. Smaller parts such as the regulating dial must also be kept clean of food and juice residue to avoid sticking or snapping. (http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/zumex-multifruit/)
Zumex citrus juicers (Essential, Versatile, Speed) - It is very important to always make sure that the safety censors are properly aligned and in place, especially in the front cover and juice tray of the machines. Proper care also involves annually inspecting the orange seals that hold shafts which turn the squeezing mechanisms to make sure no residue has built up behind them. Also, it is advised to annually inspect the Essential and Versatile units for any corrosion on the stainless steel plate at the front of the unit which support the seals and shafts. If any holes, dents, or other signs of damage are found, contact Freshly Squeezed immediately. (http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/juicers/citrus-juicers/)
Zummo citrus juicers (Z-01, Z-06, Z-14) - Make sure to have the juicer inspected by a professional every 200,000 cycles. It is important to ensure the gear drive belt is in working condition with no cracks or tears, all moving parts are secured tight, and the squeezing mechanism and shafts are not obstructed or damaged in any way. The front covers also have tabs and plastic parts sticking out which trigger safety mechanisms in the machine. Make sure they are in place and not broken off. (http://www.juicingequipment.com/products)
Zumonat C-40 hydraulic press juicer - Check the green "ON" button to make sure it is not left wet to avoid corrosion and future replacement. Have unit inspected every 18 months by a professional to avoid future maintenance. (http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/zumonat-c-40/)
Goodnature X-1 hydraulic cold press juicer - Older style X-1 and X-6 units had a powdered metal option. If the unit is powdered metal, be thorough in cleaning and drying to avoid rusting and corrosion. Also, annually have the electrical panel, cords, and hydraulics checked. (http://www.drinkfreshlysqueezed.com/juicers/non-citrus-juicers/goodnature-x-1-cold-juicing-press-2/)
If the user notices any other potential issues, it is advised to contact Freshly Squeezed as some problems may require maintenance by a trained professional. Freshly Squeezed carries all parts and offers complete service on all of the above equipment, along with extended warranty for up to 5 years on all mentioned brands. Contact Freshly Squeezed for details.