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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.

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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 If the screen isn’t working correctly, your IT department may need to check the software to see if it’s out of date or requires a patch – software updates that help correct security holes or other recently discovered problems.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.

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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.

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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.

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Reasons You May Need Monitor Repair

Monitors have quickly become the industry standard – no matter where or how they are being used. Durable and dependable, their simplistic design results in a small footprint, saving valuable space on desks and workstations.

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There are plenty of monitor benefits and features to choose from, including high resolution, portable, and basic models. Each of them is competitively priced, and the company provides deep resources and information for each model.

Computer monitors can be affected by the work place environment – constant use, low quality air circulation, vibration, and other factors can cause performance problems that might indicate the monitor isn’t performing the way it should.

Signs Your Monitor Needs Repair

Computer monitors have come a long way since their first inception, and as laptops and tablets continue to be the industry norm, an extra monitor can function as a vital piece of equipment.

Here are a few reasons why it could be time for monitor repair:

Blank Screen – a blank screen is obviously a major problem with your monitor. The first step is to unplug and plug in the monitor – as basic as this seems it can help correct the problem. If you’re using a power strip, make sure it’s turned on and working properly. Don’t forget to test the outlet the screen is plugged into. However, if this quick fix doesn’t work, there may be an internal problem with the screen’s power source or a frayed video cable.

Graphic Problem – a flickering screen or problems with graphics and images properly displaying are another indicator that you may need to get your monitor fixed. This could also indicate that your graphics card has been damaged or that specific drivers have not been uploaded, or were installed and then did not work.

VGA Input – if you’re using a VGA (video graphics array) cable to connect your device to a monitor, there could be damage to the monitor’s port. The connections may have been damaged by continued use or users forcing the cable’s connectors into the port.

Broken Buttons – The buttons on most monitors can be used to regulate screen brightness, horizontal and vertical image display, and a variety of other functions. Buttons can fail to connect with the proper internal contacts due to use or debris. 

Our Repair Services Can Help

For more than two decades, ACS has provided monitor repairs for our clients. As one of our core areas of service, we have deep knowledge of how to repair monitors. Our access to parts and materials means quick turnaround at affordable prices – in most cases the cost is less than purchasing a new monitor.

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

  • Allen Bradley
  • Sanyo Denki
  • PanelMate LCD Monitors
  • Touchscreen Monitors

You can see a complete line of the brands we work with here.

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 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.