Installation and Maintenance

All Pilatech Equipment is extremely functional and easy to use;
Each Pilatech tool is individually pre-assembled and tested: this way, any possible assembly difficulty has already been verified and solved.

Assembling

The certification process requires attention to each single step of the equipment use, therefore also the assembling phase is designed to be simple and easy to carry on even by a single person.
The equipment manual explains comprehensively each step, in three languages.
The explanatory pictures clarify any possible doubts.

Cleaning

All wooden parts, metal and upholstery should be cleaned with demineralized water with the addition of a small quantity of mild soap.
Use a damp microfibre cloth and, if necessary, a soft brush to reach all the nooks and free them from the dust that has accumulated.
And strongly we recommend not to use aggressive products (alcohol, detergents, degreasers, disinfectants) for equipment cleaning as they may damage the surface.
It is also recommended not to use paper in cleaning but only a microfibre cloth (the paper is usually bleached with caustic soda!).
On Reformers and Split maintain carefully the cleaning of the rails and of the wheels with the same cloth used for the wooden parts, taking care to remove all the dust, hair and other debris that can accumulate. Use the soft brush.
Check the free wheel scrolling.
Even the footrest bar can be cleaned in the same way.

Maintenance

A tool’s level of safety and efficiency can be maintained with a periodic and regular attention to all the parts.
If you find any damage, breach or defect, please inform Pilatech Srl as soon as possible to agree to replace the part or ask for an attendance service.
In the meantime the tool must not be used.



Especially you must check periodically the assemblage state of:

Structure: the wooden part must be cleaned with a damp cloth and a neutral soap. Never use alcoholic or aggressive products.
  Use a brush to eliminate powder in recesses.
Front face footboard: check the stability and for any irregular movements. Make sure that it is never loaded beyond the maximum load and only in the correct modalities of exercises execution.
Metal parts: metal parts usually do not need any maintenance. For cleaning use the same cloth used for the wood.
Wheels and sliding system: do not lubricate any component. Ball bearings are self-lubricating.
  The use of oil and fat only makes the parts become powdery and it has a harmful impact on the functionality of components.
  Clean wheels with the same cloth used for the wood. Use the brush if necessary.
  Check if wheels slide correctly and pay attention for any irregular noises.
Footbar pivots: do not lubricate them. Footbar rubber must be cleaned with a damp, lint-free cloth.  
Blocks and cleats: do not lubricate them. Keep these components clean.
  Check cleats closing capability. An uncharacteristic noise, while sliding, means that ball bearings are breaking.
Ropes and belts: pay attention to the wear on ropes and belts. Change them in case of eccessive and dangerous wear.
Upholstery: also this part must be cleaned with a damp cloth and neutral soap. Alcoholic and aggressive products can remove the surface’s protective film.
Screws: periodically check the holding state of all the screws. Use equipment instruments if necessary to tighten the screws.

Springs: Particular attention must be paid to assess the state of the springs wear.
  Any modification of the original structure (deformations, turns that remain open, areas that open before the remainder of the spring, etc.) must to envisage possible future further deformation or even spring break.
  In all these cases, the spring must absolutely be removed and replaced!

The springs must however be replaced every 3 years of work: this is the maximum time period covered by the certification tests in compliance with the European UNI-EN standard.