electronic equipment

Why It’s Important to Recycle and Repair Your Electronic Equipment

As an owner or operator of a manufacturing or industrial operation, much of the equipment you own contains electronics. Whether they’re screens, motherboards, or internal drives, they all eventually wear down or break.

electronic equipment

When this happens there are two general choices you can make: recycle them or have them repaired. Each choice can bring a variety of benefits that require some consideration and advance planning.

Recycle

If you decide to recycle electronic equipment, you’re doing more than clearing space for a new machine that can benefit your operation. Electronic waste continues to mount and landfills are beginning to run out of space.

ACS Industrial’s operation has been focused on recycling for years, and we make a concentrated effort to “keep it green” whenever possible. The environment needs all the help it can get, and we’re proud to join in the effort.

The recycle route is also good for your brand and reputation. People – clients, partners, and vendors – like to work with companies that have recycling programs. Showing everyone that your operation is green can bring in additional customers and add to your bottom line.

If you decide to recycle, there are plenty of services who will work with you, and in some cases pick up your used electronic equipment. Just remember to erase any data or sensitive information from hard drives and similar storage devices before they’re picked up.

There are several elements and metals that cannot be picked up for recycling because of the materials they contain or because they are not on the general approved list. A few of these non-recyclable materials include:

  • Kitchen equipment: Toasters, coffee makers, microwave ovens
  • Laboratory equipment: Hot plates, microscopes, calorimeters
  • Cathode ray tubes (CRTs): Computer monitors, televisions
  • Other electronics: Printers, scanners, laptops, keyboards, copiers, telephones, lamps, clocks, flashlights, circuit boards, camcorders, fax machines, cell phones, hair dryers, irons and blenders.

In many cases, your local landfill will have designated areas for these types of materials and equipment so you can drop them off so they can be properly disposed of.

Repair

Machinery has a limited lifetime, and even though you are consistent with your maintenance process, parts will still wear down. While some of them can be replaced, electronics are a different story.

Industrial equipment is built to withstand heavy use and changes in temperature – along with keeping out dust, grime, and other contaminants. They’re also capable of handling heavy vibrations and hold up through extended run times.

However, when an electronic component starts to falter, repairing it can be an option. Depending on the warranty of the equipment, along with your operating budget and schedule, repairing the broken piece is a viable option.

Trying to fix it yourself can be time consuming, and you may not have the resources or expertise to get the job done right. Professional repair services handled by experts ensure the problem will be solved, and extend the life of your equipment. 

ACS Industrial has a team that can locate the problem, offer a quote, and then get to work. We’ve worked for more than two decades in the repair field, and we carry a large inventory to speed up the repair process.

Let the specialists at ACS give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

manufacturing

Prevent Downtime in Your Manufacturing Center

A manufacturing center can be a large, sprawling structure that contains one of the most important pieces of your business. Keeping up with this operation can be difficult, and while you and your crew work to maintain a steady flow, problems can and will pop up. 

manufacturing

When this happens, the clock begins ticking and your downtime results in increased bottlenecks, loss of efficiency, unproductive employees, and, most importantly, loss of profit. If the problem is serious enough, the entire operation could go into full shutdown.

You can take a variety of steps that will keep downtime at a minimum. Remember that a complex system will constantly need to be maintained and monitored – creating a routine maintenance process helps reduce this risk.

Employees

Even automated and computerized machines need to be operated and maintained by the human element. Your employees should be trained on how to use every component of the manufacturing process – and continual training or offering courses will keep them educated and prepared to handle emergencies. They should also be encouraged to take ownership of their machines – this responsibility helps improve longevity.

Training to reduce human error and downtime is one thing, but employees need to work in a safe environment. Making sure they are able to operate their machinery safely prevents injuries that can be costly to your staff – and also impact the output of your business.

Maintenance

Most of the machinery in your building comes with maintenance schedules. The guidelines and directions in these publications shouldn’t be ignored. They’ve been written and tested by the company, so when you adhere to them, you’re taking preventative measures.

Routine maintenance and cleaning are essential to keeping machines working properly.  Contamination in the form of dust, dirt, moisture and corrosive liquids can trigger a multitude of failures. Simple everyday cleaning can be as important as anything else to prevent downtime.

 It can be easy to fall into the trap of taking shortcuts or having workarounds become the operating standard. Addressing this issue shouldn’t be done in a negative manner. Instead, review the operating instructions as a team so everyone can perform maintenance correctly and accurately.

Appoint one of your team to chronicle every maintenance step that’s been taken. This can come in handy if your machine ceases to work and you apply for a warrant reimbursement. One of the first documents the provider usually wants to see is your maintenance logs.

Lifespan of Your Equipment

Machines don’t work forever – over time they can begin to malfunction. Smaller parts that you can’t even see can wear down, and when enough of them start to falter, it can add up to serious complications. Identifying small issues now can prevent them from growing into expensive disasters.

Purchasing new equipment is expensive and it can come at the wrong time. Review your budget and if you don’t have adequate funds for major investments, it’s time to start. This measure will lessen the impact to your profits and costs when it comes time to make this decision.

Contact ACS

If your machinery breaks down or is starting to show signs of failing, ACS Industrial can help. We’ve been in business for more than two decades, and our team of experts have years of experience and the proper resources to get yours fixed.

Let the experts at ACS give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

cleaning

Keeping Manufacturing Equipment Clean

There’s an excellent chance that your operation, regardless of what it produces, runs for extended periods of time at aggressive speeds. In order to achieve your goals and keep everything running right, it’s important to keep your manufacturing equipment clean and well maintained.

Manufacturing equipment that is regularly cleaned helps reduce down time. Even if your operation is only halted for an hour, the impact on your production and profits can severely affect your bottom line and production output. 

Cleaning your manufacturing equipment can improve employee safety – heavy machinery that malfunctions can create dangerous situations. There could also be guidelines set down by safety organizations such as OSHA that require regular cleaning. Don’t forget to keep records in case of an inspection.

There are several different methods you can use to achieve cleanliness. It’s also a good idea to schedule specific times when this task is performed. You may have a staff dedicated to this job, but you can also remind your front line employees to take extra precautions when they’re operating their equipment.

Lubrication

You need to keep manufacturing equipment clean, and lubrication is key. Well oiled and lubricated machines pick up less dust and debris. Lubricating also allows you to take a close look at seals, gaskets, and other essential components.

Don’t forget to use the lubricant specified by the manufacturer. If not, the result can be increased wear or shutdown of the equipment.

Power Washing

Before you consider this method, check with the equipment specs. A power washer can quickly remove dirt and grime from the machinery and allow for a closer inspection of key stress points that might be failing. 

If your operation is large scale, a pressure washer might not be the answer. There are larger washers, also known as water cannons, that deliver high pressure water. Again, check with the operating instructions so you don’t wind up causing more harm than good.

Software Monitoring

Certain manufacturing equipment comes with software that can alert operators when it’s time for scheduled maintenance. The software can also provide instant analytical information that can be monitored on a continual basis. Sensors hooked up to the software can indicate if part of a system is underperforming, allowing you to determine if it’s time for cleaning procedures.

ACS Industrial Can Help

Even with regular cleaning and maintenance, your machinery can malfunction or show signs of a complete breakdown. When this happens, contact ACS Industrial. Our experts can work with you to pinpoint components that are no longer working and what needs to be done to get them functional.

When you send in your part that needs repair, you can expect the following from us:

  • To save up to 80% of the cost to buy a new one
  • Most equipment  will be back in your hands in 5-15 days. 
  • With our Rush Repair option you can have your equipment back in just 2-5 days.
  • A guarantee on our repairs with a full two-year warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

test

Why Your Test Equipment Needs to be Repaired

The test equipment in your operation is responsible for making sure components and machinery are working correctly. Without these crucial tools, breakdowns can occur, resulting in lost time and money. 

But what if your test equipment isn’t functioning properly, or has completely broken down? In some cases, the problems might not even be instantly recognizable. 

Test equipment is subject to a variety of different factors that can cause it to malfunction, and while they may not be preventable, it’s a good idea to know what is causing the problem, and when it’s time to have your test equipment serviced.

Electrical

If your test equipment has been subject to surges or outages, the internal mechanisms and parts may no longer be working correctly. Damage to the motherboard and other circuitry can also cause problems. When power isn’t being routed correctly, some operations may not be properly carried out.

Dirt and Debris

Test equipment receives a great deal of use during a shift, and dirt and debris can get inside the casing and affect operation. In some cases, the dirt can impact contacts inside the test equipment, causing it to malfunction or cease working. Over time, buildup can also keep interior components from functioning.

Temperature

Changes in temperature can also damage your test equipment. Extreme heat may cause wires and components to melt, which impacts the overall performance. In the same way, cold temperatures can cause parts to become brittle and break. Quick changes in temperature can cause condensation buildup inside the equipment and cause circuitry and video screens to break.

Vibration

Test equipment can be impacted by vibration, even if it’s so slight that users can’t feel it. As time goes by, constant vibration loosens settings, fasteners, and connections inside the equipment. Power may not reach all parts of the system which can result in additional power surges and damage.

Monitor Damage

The monitors in test equipment are designed to be durable and dependable, but consistent use and failed interior circuits can cause flickering, dark screens, and a complete breakdown in the monitor. Other external factors like extreme temperatures or physical damage can also contribute to monitor malfunction.

ACS Can Repair Your Test Equipment

If your test equipment is showing signs of wear and tear and isn’t’ working properly, it might be time to have it repaired. 

Let the experts at ACS give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

Servo Drive

What Does a Servo Drive Do?

In manufacturing and automation processes, there are multiple pieces of machinery that ensure the operation is being performed correctly and precisely, without deviation. These automated control systems are used in everything from the manufacture of cars on an assembly line to warehouse automation.

Servo Drive

The motors that drive these systems use servos to take in and regulate the power that goes to the entire operation. A servo system requires four basic parts, although in some cases depending on size and need, there may be more parts, but rarely less.

Controller

The first component in a servo system is the controller, which performs two duties. The first is to track command input and the second is to improve the system’s disturbance rejection.

Servo Drive

The role of the servo drive is to take the command signals from the controller and then transform them from low power commands to higher power voltage and current to the motor.

Motor

The parts of a machine are rotated by the motor, which can be moved and adjusted according to what the process is built to achieve. The motor is a closed-loop mechanism which controls the rotational speed and position.

Load

This term is used to describe the combination of the inertia, mass, viscous damping, and torsional stiffness. This system consists of a DC-motor reduction gear, an output sensor, and a microcomputer that makes constant calculations for adjustment.

The Role of the Servo Drive

The servo drive’s role in an automated controls system is regulating the powering of the servo motor. Once the drive has sent the power to the motor, it continues to regulate and properly coordinate the motor’s position, speed, torque, and other actions.

An automatic control system – also known as a closed loop system – is regulated by feedback. In this case the feedback is generated by the motor’s performance and then closely monitored by the servo drive. 

The accuracy and dependability of the servo drive makes it a vital piece of machinery in several different areas of operation. For instance, a servo drive can help position a globe valve so that it’s in the right position to function properly.

Mechanical Problems

Like any other component or piece of machinery, a servo drive’s output and performance can decline over a period of time. Besides the regular wear and tear, the drive can be damaged by the buildup of dirt and grime, intense swings in temperature, and improper installation.

ACS Can Repair Your Servo Drive

Despite making sure the inverter drive is installed properly and maintained, breakage can occur and the power source’s output might not be regulated. This can cause multiple problems throughout the system. 

If you’re considering whether to repair your servo drive, choose ACS and let us give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

Inverter Drive System

Inverter Drive System Repair

The regulation of energy in any operation is critical to performance and output – in cases where power isn’t controlled the result can be damaged equipment or high maintenance costs – and lost production time.

The role of an inverter drive system is to handle energy coming from the main power source. When the power arrives at the inverter, the first step is to convert it from AC to DC power, which occurs in the rectifier. 

Inverter Drive System

Once the power has been converted, it then goes into a set of capacitors. Here, the energy is “smoothed out” – basically the waveform is adjusted for safe consumption by the machinery. Once this occurs, the power is fed to the motor.

It’s an important step since the frequency and voltage is modified based on the amount of energy that is needed – this step not only saves energy and reduces power costs, it also helps ensure that the machinery is running properly.

Factors that Cause Damage

Like any piece of machinery, an inverter drive system can fall prey to a variety of problems that can be caused by internal failure, the operating environment, and overuse. Without proper maintenance the machinery can function below capacity or ultimately wear out.

Capacitor Wear

Capacitors are an integral part of an inverter, and they can wear down due to their sensitivity to temperatures. High current causes increased heat, which is why it’s crucial to regulate the operating speed of any system.

Overuse

Relying on one inverter or a bank of inverters that aren’t right for the job speeds up the wear and tear on an inverter. Over time, despite regular maintenance, the parts simply wear down and then break.

Over Voltage

When voltage increases beyond the capacity of the inverter, components can be severely damaged and cease to work, mostly due to excessive heat. Fuses and circuit breakers usually regulate this problem. Sometimes, though there are power surges that overcome these fail safes and can be attributed to lightning strikes and even solar flares.

Vibrations

Regardless of the age or quality of machinery, vibrations are unavoidable. Excessive vibration can loosen electronics or cause them to corrode. Heat caused by vibration is another culprit. Simple maintenance procedures, which can easily be forgotten include cleaning terminals in the battery box, fuses, and the inverter connection.

ACS Can Repair Your Inverter Drive

Despite making sure the inverter drive is installed properly and maintained, breakage can occur and the power source’s output might not be regulated. This can cause multiple problems throughout the system. 

If you’re considering whether to repair your inverter drive system then choose ACS and let us give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

water damage

How Does Water Damage Affect Electronics?

We all know that electronics and water just don’t mix. Ask anyone who has dropped a smartphone in the sink or had a burst pipe flood their office over the weekend. 

Water damage can occur in a variety of ways – there’s the “all at once” manner such as floods caused by severe storms, backed up drains, and burst pipes in the walls, ceilings, and floors. 

The other manner of water damage occurs over time due to slow seepage in and around work areas and machine shops. A faulty HVAC system can create damp and humid conditions that over time can cause water to condense inside machinery, computers, and other electronics.

water damage

But how does the damage actually occur?

When water penetrates an electronic or battery operated device, it can dry underneath circuit boards, integrated chip boards, capacitors, and other vital pieces that provide power to the unit. 

Once the water dries, it leaves behind contaminants and minerals, and these are the real culprits that cause damage to delicate parts.

It’s interesting to note that if a device is exposed to filtered or purified water, there’s a better than average chance that – if properly dried – the unit will function. This happens because there are no contaminants or minerals in this type of water.

Units and machines with LCD screens that have been exposed to water are a different story. When moisture – whether from excessive condensation or being soaked completely – gets in between the digitizer and the glass, the screen is essentially ruined. 

Devices that are powered by rechargeable batteries that use alkali or alkaline elements can be destroyed by water, without any chance of repair. The reason is that these elements are highly reactive to water – no matter if it’s over the course of time or immediate. 

When any electronic equipment has been exposed to water, there are a few actions you can take, depending on the size of the unit and the amount of water and moisture involved. Removing the devices from the area is the first step, the next is to place them in a dry area and use a heat source – set on low – to evaporate the moisture.

Taking apart the device to try and dry internal components shouldn’t be attempted. In many cases it can void the manufacturer’s warranty. In addition to this, the pieces that are inside the unit can be further damaged and unrepairable.

ACS Can Help

If you’re considering whether to repair your water damaged electronics then choose ACS and let us give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • Repair usually saves up to 80% the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.
  • Most repairs are back in your hands in 7-15 days after approval.
  • Our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days after approval.
  • We Guarantee Our Repairs With A Full Two-Year Warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

barcode scanner

Does Your Barcode Reader Need Service?

Barcode readers aren’t just for grocery stores and big box retailers, they can play an integral role in different industrial and production facilities for tracking and tracing items from production right up to distribution.

Available in different sizes – from fixed industrial scanners to handheld scanners – these tools are not only designed for heavy use, many of them are built to withstand harsh environments and extreme temperatures. They are also built to keep out debris and dirt and designed so they can be used for hours straight without causing hand and arm fatigue.

Purchasing the right barcode scanner depends mostly on how you’ll be using it, and where. There are several quality companies that have been making these scanners for decades, and the equipment they produce is durable and dependable.

Besides the scanner itself, there are other accessories to consider like a printer to create barcodes or replacement labels, charging stations, and docking stations to download information into a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet.

Why Isn’t the Barcode Scanner Working?

Despite their durability and design for the workplace, barcode scanners can malfunction or stop working. Being able to identify the reasons why your scanner is no longer working how it should can help you determine if it’s time for repair services.

One of the simple reasons behind barcoder malfunctions is the actual screen – they’re easily smudged by dirt, grease, and debris. This problem is easily solved by cleaning with a non-abrasive cloth and a light application of cleaning fluid.

If cleaning the screen doesn’t work, it could signal that there are breaks or deep scratches that are disrupting the laser used to read the barcode labels. If this is the case, repair services are most likely the answer.

When they’re used for industrial and factory operations, barcode scanners can suffer a great deal of physical harm – whether they’ve been repeatedly dropped or misused. In these cases internal parts – like the lasers and accompanying reflectors that perform the actual scanning – can be damaged beyond repair and need to be replaced. 

Besides internal mechanisms, barcode scanners contain wires and circuit boards that can break, crack, and erode over time if the scanner’s casing has been cracked or completely broken.

When one or several of these factors occur, your barcode scanners will need service or repair. These options are usually less expensive than replacement and help save you money and help eliminate downtime.

Our Repair Services Can Help

For more than two decades, ACS has provided barcode repairs for our clients. As one of our core areas of service, we have deep knowledge of how to repair them. Our access to parts and materials means quick turnaround at affordable prices.

We’re familiar with most of the brands on the market and among those we can service and repair include those listed below.

ACS Industrial offers free evaluation and a repair quote so you experience minimal downtime. When your bring your monitor to us you can expect:

  • To save up to 80% of the cost to buy a new one
  • Your scanner will be back in your hands in 5-15 days. 
  • With our Rush Repair option you can have your equipment back in just 2-5 days.
  • A guarantee on our repairs with a full two-year warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

touch screen

How to Care For Your Industrial Touch Screen Monitor

Industrial touch screen monitors are not only easy to use,  they’re built to withstand harsh environments and heavy use, which is perfect for industrial settings, including machine shops and production facilities.

touch screen

Touch screens can serve a variety of purposes, including controlling sensitive machinery, and making quick adjustments on production lines. Industrial touch screen monitors can also function as early warning systems by displaying messages and lights to alert users that something is going wrong. 

While they are built to be sturdier than desktop style touch screen monitors, industrial monitors still need to be cared for. Wiping down the screen with specially designed cleaning cloths can remove dirt and debris, which can build up and decrease the sensitivity of the screen. Using rags, paper towels, or napkins isn’t a wise choice, as they tend to smear grease and dirt and in some cases press debris and dirt into the screen’s surface.

When your industrial touch screen monitor isn’t performing well, you may need to recalibrate it. Poor accuracy can result in machine malfunctions, which results in downtime. Most touch screens provide calibration functions directly on the screen, while others may need operators to calibrate via buttons on the monitor frame. 

Touch screens which are connected to larger computers or mainframes can malfunction due to improperly installed operating systems – or they may require updates. If the screen isn’t working correctly, your IT department may need to check the software to see if it’s out of date or requires a patch – software updates that help correct security holes or other recently discovered problems.

You can also access the screen’s setting to determine if the sensitivity level is too high or too low, either setting can affect performance – and if users aren’t careful they can damage the electronics that lay directly under the screen’s surface. Over time the sensitivity of the screen can be affected by heavy use.

Some screens come with a stylus, which comes in handy when users are wearing gloves or other protective gear. Keep the stylus nearby to discourage people from using pens, pencils or other objects with sharp points – when holes are poked into the screen, the surrounding area can malfunction or stop working altogether.

Regardless of how careful you and your coworkers are, industrial touch screen monitors may need to be repaired, which can save on having to completely replace the equipment. 

ACS Industrial has been repairing these types of monitors for more than two decades, and our connections with parts suppliers helps ensure quick turnaround with quality components.

In addition we offer free evaluation and a repair quote so you experience minimal downtime. When your bring your industrial touch screen monitor in for service you can expect:

  • To save up to 80% of the cost to buy a new one
  • Your monitor will be back in your hands in 5-15 days. 
  • With our Rush Repair option you can have your equipment back in just 2-5 days.
  • A guarantee on our repairs with a full two-year warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.

CNC

Which Components Most Commonly Result in CNC Repair?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines have been in use for more than 50 years. In the beginning they were controlled by punched tape, a forerunner of electronic computer coding. This method was quickly outdated, and users turned to analog methods, quickly followed by digital coding – which was much easier to use and extremely accurate.

CNC

The term “CNC machine” can be applied to a variety of tools, all of which use different parts to accomplish their mission: turning a piece of raw material into a finished product. The code tells the CNC machine how to move, which pieces to cut away, and which pieces to keep. The finished product is precisely designed.

Some of the different CNC machines commonly used in today’s manufacturing and industrial fields include:

  • Mills
  • Lathes
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Electric Discharge Machining
  • Electron Beam Machining
  • Multi-Spindle Machines
  • Wire EDMs
  • Sinker EDMs
  • Water Jet Cutters
  • Punch Presses

Each of these machines are used for specific purposes and industries, and can be used with a wide variety of raw materials. These materials can range from aluminum to copper and titanium to wood and fiberglass.

No matter the material, every CNC machine requires human and computer interaction to achieve its purpose. Each of these operating systems relies on the CNC machinery to produce a finished product that matches exact specifications. Like any tool or machine, specific parts and operating habits can require CNC repair.

Components That Require CNC Repair

CNC machines are not perfect, and in many operations they are workhorses that receive hours of operating time. In addition, they can be used by employees with different levels of experience and skills, resulting in breakage or poor performance. Of course, internal and external factors also play a role.

Maintenance Issues

CNC machines need to be properly maintained – dirt and grime buildup can cause problems with the cutting process. When these precision instruments are misguided due to debris, finished pieces may not be properly sized. In addition to dirt, CNC machines can malfunction due to improper lubrication.

Tool Breakdowns

Depending on maintenance and usage, the actual tool could be worn down or improperly maintained – when this happens precision could decline rapidly, along with damage done to the material being cut. In the event that the tool isn’t properly lubricated, it could be moving too slow, resulting in burn marks on the material.

Motor

The motor driving a CNC machine may need to be repaired due to increased usage without proper maintenance. The brushes of the motor could be damaged or worn – in many cases they can bend due to prolonged use. 

Monitors and Relay Boards

If a monitor fails to activate, or the relay board’s operating light fails to work, there could be internal problems that require attention. Many times, it can be traced to faulty solder points or burned out wires.

Hydraulic Pump

If your CNC machine is equipped with a hydraulic pump, problems with the adjustment valve can cause breakage. Faulty wiring, worn parts, and even malfunctioning terminals can all be the causes that lead to your CNC machine not working.

ACS Industrial’s Techs Are Ready to Help!

When your CNC machine stops working, you’re looking at lost time and lost income. ACS has more than two decades’ worth of experience with CNC machine repairs, and we guarantee our repairs with a full two-year warranty.

In addition we offer free evaluation and a repair quote so you experience minimal downtime. When your bring your industrial touch screen monitor in for service you can expect:

  • To save up to 80% of the cost to buy a new one
  • Your monitor will be back in your hands in 5-15 days. 
  • With our Rush Repair option you can have your equipment back in just 2-5 days.
  • A guarantee on our repairs with a full two-year warranty .

For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or visit our website and click on the “Contact Us” button on the upper right hand. You can also reach out to us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.