Power Supply Repairs for TV Stations

Get Expert Power Supply RepairsHey, so what’s going on in all those television stations around the country?  For some reason we have been seeing a huge increase in damaged power supplies sent in for repairs from television stations.  Maybe things are getting a little rough out there in TV land?

As it turns out, these power supplies are pretty repairable and we’re pretty darn good at repairing them.  So never fear, you will be watching your favorite TV shows and sports games this weekend (The real NFL refs are back!! Yes!!) without interruption.

Need to get power supply repairs fast?  Click here or short cut to these popular TV station power supplies below:

Sony Power Supply Repairs

Cherokee Power Supply Repairs

Pioneer Magnetics Power Supply Repairs

ACS Industrial Services has got your back!  Let us get you back up and running!

Winning Solution For “Jerry-Rigged” Circuit Boards

Unique Solutions for Unrepairable Circuit Boards

Three New Circuit Boards Made From One Original

Sometimes we receive some pretty mysterious repair jobs on the old loading dock.  Recently we received three printed circuit boards that were so, so, well, so “jerry-rigged” that we were wondering how they ever worked in the first place what with the point to point hand wiring, jumpers, and patches all over them.  (Truth is, sometimes I miss the old days working on that loading dock…every day it is full of surprises!)

These “jerry-rigged” circuit board repairs were going to take a lot of man-hours and the cost was going to be pretty high.  The solution we offered this customer was to build them some brand new boards in-house at ACS rather than repair the scary boards – and for lower cost than it would have been to repair them!  Sometimes, the solution to the problem is staring you in the face and you just have to go with it.

There were actually four PCB’s needing repair in this shipment, three as described and one more than had been professionally manufactured.   Ultimately, copying the professional board to make the three new ones provided this customer with a more reliable solution, as well as having the added benefit of being able to reproduce them on-demand in the future from the files that were created.  This was a winning solution in every way.

ACS Industrial Services is here for you.  We want to make sure you always get the best solution that meets your needs in the time you need it.

Amazing Charmilles CNC Board Repairs Get Machine Shop Up and Running

Expert Charmilles CNC Circuit Board Repairs

Charmilles CNC Circuit Board Before Repairs

Machine shops are usually pretty busy places, and sometimes, pretty dirty places.  All that grease and dirt have a sneaky way of getting in where you don’t want them.  Take a look at the before picture of this board out of a Charmilles Wire EDM.  Now that is one dirty board!  But that was only part of the problem.

The other problems were corrosion and damaged components.  Once again, the evil trifecta of dirt, grease and moisture have brought this machine to a stop with error messages and slowed production in this Midwest U.S. machine shop.

After a good scrubbing, lots of testing, repair and replacement of damaged components, this grungy board came out beautiful (see “after” photo).

Get Expert Repairs for Your Damaged Charmilles CNC Boards

Charmilles CNC Circuit Board After Repairs

And what did the customer have to say about it?“Put board in works great.  Been cutting all day with it, thank you”.      JamesThat says it all!

A Case Study for Creative Solutions for Allen Bradley Touch Screen Repair

Allen Bradley Touch Screen Repairs

Successful Allen Bradley Touch Screen Repair

Case Study for Repairs on aging Touch Screen:   Who says electronic repair work doesn’t require creativity?  Yes, experience, education, skill, and patience (lots of that!) are necessary.  But a good dose of creativity is just what can make the difference in solving a challenging repair.

This aging and long out-of-warranty Allen Bradley touch screen control panel was deposited on our loading dock nearly dead on arrival.  I say “nearly” DOA because while it did power up, which was a definite plus, it was otherwise non-responsive.  Among other age-related problems, a video problem on the motherboard was causing no video to the LCD (digital) output or on the VGA output (analog).

The customer was anxious to get this unit repaired and back in service and I mean this exact unit, not a replacement.  Our expert tech staff determined that even though major replacement parts for this unit were unavailable (such as the very-important LCD panel) it could still be repaired with some ingenuity, some clever secondary market purchases, and access to our deep parts “boneyard”.  And, despite some rather  “invasive surgery”, it would still look and perform identically to the original.

With approval from our customer, this unit was repaired almost entirely with used parts.   Even the case was expertly modified to accept a different panel.   We retrofitted the backlight, and analog to digital interface board from the replacement monitor to fit inside the cabinet but had to discard the monitor power supply, and route power from the existing source.  When “surgery” was complete, the touch screen was accurate and calibrated at the very first test and required NO adjustments!  Way to go!

My motto has always been, and I mean always, where there’s a will, there’s a way.  This customer really needed their Allen Bradley touch screen control panel to be back up and running and with no replacement units immediately available, by gum we were STILL going to find a solution!

Hats off to our extraordinary tech staff for finding and executing a workable and cost-effective solution and to our customer for bravely approving an “alternative” approach.