Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Advice for Using and Maintaining Architectural Drawing Racks

A drawing rack can be an incredibly convenient tool in any office or work site. They are compact, durable and simple to use. It is still necessary to take care of the rack and use it in the correct way. A few pieces of advice will make maintaining and using an architectural drawing rack easier.

Wipe Down the Rack Regularly

A large amount of dust is generated on work sites and in offices. Something many people do not realize is that much of the dust that will come to settle on items is very acidic. This means that it could actually start to damage or corrode drawing racks over time. The result could be a reduction in the lifespan of the racks. This can be easily avoided by wiping down the racks every week.

Maintain and Replace the Clamps When Necessary

The clamps that hold the drawings in the racks are usually very durable. Problems can still occur with them over time especially when opened and frequently closed every day. Stay aware of the condition of the clamps. Keep track of whether the springs, knobs or metal is starting to wear down. Worn or damages clamps can harm the drawing rack. Keep the clamps in good condition and replace them when necessary to protect the larger rack and the drawings.

Lock the Casters When Not In Use

An architectural drawing rack can come with casters that make it very easy to roll the unit to different places. Keep the casters locked when the rack is not in use. This is helpful because it will prevent people in the area from bumping into the rack and sending it moving across the room. It also reduces the chance of accidents if the rack manages to migrate through the worksite and get in the way of people moving around.

Label the Clamps

It is important to minimize the stress on the drawing rack whenever possible. Something that can potentially cause problems is the need to sort through every clamp and to draw on the rack just to find a plan. This can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the rack. A basic solution is to label the clamps so that only the one that is needed is removed.