Joystick Failure Highlights Importance of High-End Components


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When investing in a new machine, the last thing you want is issues of any kind, especially with electronics. However, one of our PolyForce630i Tracked machines supplied to a customer in Australia recently experienced an issue with its joystick. When the joystick failed, immediate investigation by our team onsite discovered metalliferous dust as the primary cause of failure. However, we quickly worked out that there are actually two versions of this joystick model: one designed for factory use and another for rugged mobile applications, rated to IP67++. Unfortunately, our supplier mistakenly provided us with the factory version, which quickly failed in the rough desert terrain. As always, every challenge is an opportunity to improve machine operations, reliability and performance.

The faulty joysticks were replaced with full-spec units, which are made for this type of application and are resistant to the most extreme conditions. This solution wasn’t just made standard for new PolyForce machines, but also retrofitted to all existing machines as the correct and reliable solution we stand by. Unlike some, we don’t use PlayStation components.

This is just one example of the decades of experience and knowledge showcased in Worldpoly butt welding machines. Valuable lessons constantly improve machines to meet the highest standards of reliability. Our track record speaks for itself: one customer in Queensland, Australia, has successfully completed 10,000+ welds using our PolyForce 630i Tracked machine, with the biggest problem encountered being a fuse removed by an unknown party. Furthermore, our distributor in Panama rented another machine to Rio Tinto Panama for a continuous period of 24 months, during which no maintenance issues arose. These real-life success stories demonstrate the unwavering dependability of our machines.

If you’re tired of dealing with electronic or mechanical malfunctions on expensive new machines, it’s time to give the Worldpoly PolyForce tracked range a try. Our poly welding machines have been meticulously designed, rigorously tested, and proven in the field, offering unmatched reliability and performance. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every component, including electronics, is of the highest quality, engineered to withstand the harshest conditions.

Trust in Worldpoly’s expertise and experience to provide you with the ultimate solution for your welding needs. Contact us today and experience the reliability, durability, and peace of mind that come with choosing Worldpoly.

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