Repairs for Your Charmilles Operator Keyboard

repairs for Charmilles Wire EDM keyboardsIs your Charmilles operator keyboard having problems communicating? Has your F2 key gone bad and refusing to do anything? Keys broken off altogether? If so, you could have a nasty case of what we call “HUKS”! That’s short for “Hard Use Keyboard Syndrome” – a common “infection” in industrial settings everywhere.

The pictured  Charmilles keyboard p/n ASK 142A 282 A2 repair   is the perfect charmilles keyboard electronics example of HUKS! It came off of a wire EDM machine.  Many of the keys had broken off and other keys were no longer working causing a major headache for the tooling plant!

Good News!

These excellent but pricey keyboards can get wonky after hard use in a machine shop or manufacturing plant. The good news is that they are usually repairable! And, for FAR less than the cost of buying a new one – in this case THOUSANDS of dollars less.

Why Does HUKS Happen?

The cause of “HUKS” is typically a combination of oil, dirt, humidity, heavy use and, sometimes, spills – the natural and unavoidable industrial environment. If your operator control keyboards need a cure for “HUKS”, stay calm! There is help!

Repair of quality industrial equipment like this Charmilles keyboard can be a great way to save money AND time.  And if that isn’t great enough, getting electronic repairs rather than trashing the old equipment and replacing it with new is another good way to meet your environmental goals. Win Win!

About the Author: ACS Industrial Services is an independent industrial electronic repair center providing professional repair services for industrial electronics of all types and most all manufacturers including operator keyboard repairs, servo drive repairs, AC/DC drives, VFD drives, servo motors, encoders, printed circuit board repairs, monitors and touchscreens, PLCs, test equipment, light curtains, and much more.  Our customer service team is available to answer your questions and help solve your industrial electronic repair concerns. Legacy equipment can be repaired! RUSH Service is available. You can reach them by calling 800-605-6419.

Why Get Industrial Electronics Repaired

Get Electronic RepairsWatching the television series “Revolution” the other night got me thinking about electronics (as if I’m ever NOT thinking about electronics!) and the way things have changed dramatically in just a few short years.  Awhile back, many of our customers were throwing away many damaged industrial electronics – somehow it just seemed easier.  How things have changed!

Even knowing that warp speed innovation can render our electronics obsolete faster than we can write the check for them, these days we are all thinking twice before dumping broken electronic equipment.  Why repair industrial electronics?

No more throwaway mentality.  These are all important reasons to consider your options when you’ve got broken or damaged electronic equipment.

Most industrial electronics ARE repairable and these days, by choosing a top notch electronics repair house you can get your equipment repaired quickly and for far less than the cost of new.  Of course, sometimes, buying new is unavoidable.  Here are a few basic things to consider when making your repair/replace decision:

  • What is the cost of the unit?
  • Is it under warranty?
  • How badly is it damaged?
  • What kind of turnaround time is needed?
  • What is the cost of repairs?

More often than not, repair is the most cost effective and responsible option.   This is a new era of manufacturing and we hear it from our customers every single day – their budgets aren’t deep and natural resources are not endless  – repair just makes sense!