Industrial Electronics

Why Industrial Electronics Can Fail

Like all technology, industrial electronics are not immune to issues and repairs. With many hours of wear and tear on a device, repairs are essential to keep your industrial electronics from complete failure. The experts at ACS Industrial Services have rounded up a few common sources for industrial electronic failure and how to help prevent them.

Industrial Electronics

Exterior Issues

The way a device is housed plays a critical role in its longevity. The exterior of a device is susceptible to a great deal of stress throughout the day, including temperature, dust and scratches. Industries that require industrial electronics equipment in a factory are especially susceptible to dust and debris damage. If a device has a crack in it, moisture can seep in and destroy the inside of the electronic device, like the circuit board. It’s crucial to keep the exterior of your industrial electronic device as protected as possible.

Failed Circuit Boards

The circuit board is like the heart of all devices, so therefore, any damage to a circuit board can destroy an item. Circuit boards can fail for any number of reasons, like overheating, exposure to dust, manufacturing defects and more. 

Power Surges

Some industrial electronic devices are more susceptible to power surge damage than others. Letting your circuit board experience excessive heat can cause total device failure. Another reason is a power surge, which can wreak havoc on circuit boards and destroy unprotected devices. 

Relay Failures

When a device’s relay is opened or closed, there is a certain amount of wear and tear on the item. An electrical arc can happen, which puts more stress on your device and can eventually lead to it breaking. 

Age of the Device

Unfortunately, age does play a factor in the longevity of an industrial electronic device. Regardless of the quality of a build, an electronic can age and no longer work. The good news is that even if an industrial electronic device starts to fail, there are components that make up the electronic circuit that can be replaced. This can also be done at the fraction of a price of a new device. 

Contact ACS Industrial 

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 can often save as much as 80% of 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.

Repairing Circuit Boards

Repairing Circuit Boards in Industrial Electronics

Circuit boards are an absolute essential in the technology world. Advances in circuit boards over the last several decades have allowed for new engineering and manufacturing methods for industrial electronic devices across the globe. As circuit board technology has advanced, so have the methods to repair this particular kind of industrial technology. Keep reading to learn what a circuit board is, the different kinds and how they can be repaired, from the experts at ACS Industrial Services. 

Repairing Circuit Boards

What is a Circuit Board in an Industrial Electronic Device? 

To start, let’s review what a printed circuit board, or PCB, actually means. A printed circuit board (PCB) is a sandwich structure of conductive and insulating layers. In other words, a circuit board is a printed board that has electrically conductive pathways that connect electronic components to one another. The invention of the circuit board has been one of the most crucial developments of all time in technology. It’s led to the creation of new industrial electronic devices and manufacturing capabilities. Before circuit boards, electrical wiring used to have to be wired through solder or cable. Now, circuit boards can be very complex, sometimes with as many as dozens of layers. The world market for circuit boards is expected to reach over $79 billion by the year 2024.  

Problems with Circuit Boards in Industrial Electronics

Like all technology, circuit boards can run into their fair share of repairs. Due to their importance in most devices, a failed circuit board can cause a huge headache for your organization. Oftentimes, if a circuit board has problems, it can shut down your entire industrial electronic device. Here are some of the ways that industrial electronic circuit boards fail:

  • Physical Damage: If a device containing a circuit board is physically damaged, like dropped for example, this can cause huge issues for the circuit board.
  • Environmental Elements: Corrosion from moisture exposure is just one environmental element that can damage a circuit board. 
  • Overheating: Overheating the circuit board is especially common in older devices. 
  • Design Issues: If a technological manufacturer does not design a device properly, this can lead to a shorter lifespan for the circuit board. 

Circuit Board Repairs

In most cases, circuit boards can be repaired by an expert company. 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 can often save as much as 80% of 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.

touchscreen monitor repair

Touchscreen Monitor Repair

Remember those bulky monitors that were heavy, unreliable, and prone to breaking down at the wrong time? 

Thanks to touch screens, they’re mostly a thing of the past. 

In addition to being easier to use and access, touch screens have almost no footprint because they are built into the operating machinery. They also have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time and they can be easily customized for different operating systems.

touchscreen monitor repair

Touch screens draw power from the machinery they are part of, and when you add in the fact that they are easy to install and can be upgraded with little effort, it’s easy to see why they’ve become an industry standard.

Touch Screen Repair

Even though touch screens are excellent tools for your operation, they can still malfunction and break due to a variety of factors.

In many cases, the first indication of a problem is that the screen becomes unresponsive – this can be caused by built up dirt and grime, extreme temperatures, scratches, and employees using pens and other objects on the screen, instead of their fingers. 

Like any other type of system, touch screen monitors rely on motherboards, internal circuits and components that can break or malfunction. Power surges can destroy these components and affect the screen’s performance.

Don’t forget that touch screens rely on operating software in order to do their job. Depending on the manufacturer, you can usually visit their website or contact their support team and determine what new drivers or software patches need to be installed. 

One of the more popular brands of touchscreens on the market is the PanelView line from Allen-Bradley – which is owned by Rockwell Automation. The monitors’ dependability and reliability are well documented and are used in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, chemical, and food and beverage.

Get In Touch with ACS

Touch screen monitors can withstand a great deal of abuse, but like any piece of equipment, they may break down or start 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.

In addition to working on Allen Bradley monitors, we also service a wide variety of touch screens from manufacturers including:

  • ELO
  • CTC Parker
  • Cutler Hammer
  • Siemens

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.