Save Money, Be Green & Increase Efficiency All in One Fell Swoop

It was just a few months ago that I wrote a blog on how to make a decision whether to repair or replace your industrial electronic equipment.  It’s a question many of you probably face every day. 

With the economy just beginning to climb out of the basement, saving money is a  high priority for all of us.  The pain of this recession will stick with us for a long while (I promise I will not get political here! That would be a whole ‘nother conversation.  LOL).  

So, let me reiterate the absolute necessity of repairing your existing electronic equipment whenever possible.  For a lot less money – sometimes as much as 75% less than the cost of new – you can repair.

OK, I know you’re busy.  Maybe you’ve got lots of equipment and weren’t sure whether the item was still under warranty (we can help track warranty information) or maybe you had 20 line operators hounding you for repair or replace decisions and it seemed way easier to just buy new that week (we can help solve this dilemma with our rush service).  

And have you taken a look at your shelves full of  “does not work” equipment with dust on them in your storage area?  We can repair most of that equipment. 

And if not, we can dispose of it properly so that you can rest assured that even if it was not repairable, you are still being environmentally responsible.  Environmental requirements being what they are today, this is not to be lightly dismissed.

As you have probably discovered, some OEM’s can be pretty twitchy about the warranty coverage.  (We’re not twitchy at all -you get a 12 month warranty on the whole unit, not just the repair!)

Repairing your equipment will reduce your overall expenses, keep you environmentally responsible by reusing, and will reduce your equipment inventory.  It’s all good and you can’t go wrong by going the electronic repair route. 

Check out our website at www.acsindustrial.com or call our customer service team directly at 800-605-6419 for more information.

Baldor’s BE$T Program Now Comes In Cool iTunes App

There are a million and one iPhone apps out there but this one by Baldor Electric Company, www.baldor.com  is way cool.  Those smart cookies at Baldor have converted their BE$T desktop program for calculating and comparing motor efficiencies to an Apple iphone app. 

By calculating a motor’s annual electricity usage based on its nominal efficiency and comparing it to the annual electricity usage of Baldor’s Standard-E and Super-E premium efficiency motors, it can then recommend, by catalog number, the appropriate Baldor motor for the application as well as information on the payback period for replacing the existing motor. 

Even better, it will also calculate useful information such as  the yearly electrical savings when a variable speed drive is used vs. a constant speed motor. 

But now you can have that service anywhere by downloading the Baldor BE$T app from itunes.  This version is also a smaller and easier to use package.  Sounds pretty cool to me.   And no, I do not work for itunes OR Baldor … just thought I’d bring this cool app to your attention.

Speaking of Baldor, ACS Industrial Services provides fast and expert repair services for all types of Baldor equipment

If  your Baldor motor  needs repair  or your Baldor Drive, head directly to our website where you will find a Repair/Free Evaluation Form and plenty of information www.acsindustrial.com .  Rush Service is available upon request.  You can also give our customer service team a call at 800-605-6419 for more information.

PLC, PC or PAC?

In a word, it’s all about … automation.  Now that the economy is beginning to recover, most manufacturing companies report that they are planning to invest in more automation. 

For more than 30 years we have been using our trusty PLC’s because they are simple and reliable, if a bit quirky.  PLC’s have practically merged with PC’s in recent times. 

Then, more recently, the PLC sprouted wings and emerged as a PAC.  If you’re not already familiar with a PAC – that’s a Programmable Automation Controller.  These units combine the sturdy reliability of the PLC with the programming language of a PC.

The PAC uses commercial computer chips and the Microsoft Windows operating system which allows you more control without giving up your existing systems.  And that is the wave of the future – faster network speeds and more utilization of wireless technologies to leap larger distances to remote sites or even to distant buildings where cabling is impossible or costly.

These systems give you lots of options for your application needs. It just depends on what you need and what you can afford.  Whether you are using PLC’s, PAC’s or a combination, most of these units will eventually need repair.

The ACS tech team will provide the services you need when it ‘s time to repair your PLC or PACAllen-Bradley, Honeywell, National Instrument, ABB, Unitronics, Baumuller, Mitsubishi, Modicon, Omron, Siemens, Square D, Yaskawa and many more brands are serviced by our expert team.