Robotic Repair

5 Indicators Your Robot’s Electronics Need Repair

Robotic Repair

Robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction books and movies. They have become integrated into every facet of our lives – from picking and packing boxes in a warehouse to working on space stations.

While they may seem like a huge investment, robots can be found in small to midsize businesses across the country. Unlike humans, robots won’t get tired, require salaries or benefits, and never call in sick – or require training.

Having robots on an automated line or serving another role in an operation can speed up production while reducing error. This application allows industries to use their personnel wisely, by placing them in positions that a robot can’t fill.

Robots aren’t perfect, and over time their electronic components can begin to show signs of malfunction. While internal components and overall design contribute to their durability and dependability, robots still require maintenance and electronic parts replacement over time.

What to Look For:

Accuracy

Robots are machines, so signs that they’re beginning to fail are similar to those you see with other machinery.

Robots are programmed to perform their jobs on a consistent and accurate basis. In some cases internal electronic components that help control sensors and motors can be damaged and affect the machine’s ability to properly do its job. If you or your team are seeing inaccurate results from a unit, there could be an internal electronic component that’s become damaged. 

Internal Electronic Components

While industrial robots are built for heavy usage, power surges or other disruptions can corrupt motherboards, sensors, and electrical contacts. Check to see if the robot is not functioning as it should. For example, not responding quickly to its pre programmed routine, or “forgetting” how to perform its job.

Optics

Multiple sensors and cameras are used by some robots to assist with depth perception and defining their workspace. Over time, these cameras can become cracked or malfunction due to an electrical surge, mishandling, or even from too much dirt and grime on the external and internal lenses.

Wiring

The internal wiring that helps the robot do its job can crack or wear if it was improperly installed or made from substandard material. A poor wiring job – or breakdown due to excessive use – can cause shortages and disrupt the flow of electricity. While you can’t see internal wiring with the naked eye, refer to the service manual so you can assess the situation and determine if repair is required.

Servos

The components that help robots operate are also subject to wearing down and malfunctioning. There are multiple factors that play into this problem, including overheating, electrical surges, built up moisture and familiar culprits like dirt and vibration. Any of these forces can lead to decreased performance, and if not fixed, failure and breakdown.

ACS Industrial Can Help

Industrial robots save time and money, and they have a high ROI – but like other machines, electronic components can wear out or cease to function. 

ACS Industrial experienced team can help diagnose and repair electronic problems that may be keeping your robot from running at full capacity.

Before you consider purchasing a replacement, remember that repair can often save as much as 80% of the cost of buying a new piece of equipment.

When you work with us, our services can save you time and money.

  • 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 Contact Us. You can also reach us at 800-605-6419 and speak to someone on our customer support team.
Asset Manager

Asset Managers

Asset Manager

The life and duties of an asset manager are never dull – and a seemingly endless list of chores and tasks can be overwhelming.

As an asset manager, you have to pay attention to multiple assets, and they come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. 

Whether you’re taking care of your labor force, or reviewing the performance of machinery and production, you need to get maximum output and pay attention to the bottom line.

When it comes to asset management of physical items, you have to pay attention to the entire life cycle of the process, including:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Operating
  • Maintaining
  • Repairing

Facilities Asset Management

Taking care of an operation that produces equipment and machinery requires deep experience, and a working knowledge of production and how your personnel perform their duties. You may need to keep track of factors that include maintenance, safety, and even code compliance.

Machines breaking down due to worn parts, malfunctioning components, and even the reliability of power sources are several of the factors that can make life difficult, and stressful, for you. 

There are software programs designed for these scenarios, and having access to them can allow you to focus on specific areas that are your responsibility. These programs can be lifesavers, but relying solely on their data can be dangerous.

Taking Care of Business

When a machine or system begins to show signs of malfunction, and even stops working, you need to diagnose the problem and start searching for solutions. 

ACS Electrical has been working with asset managers for more than two decades, helping them with industrial electronic repairs. Our staff is experienced and professional, and they can help make sure your life and job are easier.

We evaluate your repair needs and provide accurate and free evaluations at no cost. Our turnaround time can be as fast as two to three days and we use modern testing, repair, and tracking systems that allow us to work quickly without sacrificing attention to detail.

You can also use our repair catalog to get reference pricing on more than 26,798 electronic items. High quality parts made by reliable brand name manufacturers. User friendly and accurate, it’s an indispensable resource.

Get in Touch with ACS!

Asset managers need to work with an electronic repair company that knows what they need, and can provide feedback and advice that is dependable. When you partner with us, you can be assured that we’ll take care of you.

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.

Counterfeit Electronic Components

Beware of Counterfeit Electronic Components

Counterfeit Electronic Components

The industrial electronics industry is booming, both domestically and globally. As our society grows and becomes more technologically savvy, so does our need to purchase more industrial electronics to power our manufacturing efforts. Did you know that counterfeit electronic components are a multi-billion dollar industry on the Black Market? Keep reading to learn how ACS Industrial Services actively avoids using counterfeit components in our repairs to protect our clients’ industrial electronic devices. 

What is a Counterfeit Electronic Component?

Before we get into how to spot a counterfeit electronic component, it’s important to understand what it is first. A counterfeit electronic component is an unauthorized copy, substitute, modified, or imitation. In order to be a counterfeit component, the producer has to knowingly misrepresent the component as legitimate from an authorized manufacturer. Electronic components can also be classified as counterfeits when they are altered to appear “new” without disclosing their prior usage. Integrated circuits (ICs) are one of the most common counterfeit electronic components. 

Why Are Some Electronic Components Counterfeited? 

Several factors contribute to an electronic component being counterfeited. Some examples include scarcity, limited quality control, unreliable supply chains, bargain hunting, cutting corners to reduce costs, and more. Counterfeit components can seriously compromise the capabilities of an electronic device and even the reputation of the manufacturer. If you are a business owner who is assembling a device that is using counterfeit electronic components, then you are taking a big risk when it comes to selling a product that is reliable to your customers.

How ACS Industrial Services Detects Counterfeit Electronic Components

If you are not enmeshed in the industrial electronic industry, it will be difficult to spot counterfeit electronic components. ACS Industrial Services has strict standards that prevent the use of counterfeit components in our industrial electronic repairs. One of the main ways that ACS Industrial Services prevents counterfeit components from ending up in our repairs is by working with reliable vendors. We vet all of our vendors to ensure that they are providing top-notch electronic repair components to protect our customers’ industrial electronics. 

Work with a Trusted Source

ACS Industrial is the fast, accurate, and affordable choice for manufacturing and commercial customers. With an undivided focus on repairs, we’ve built our reputation on outstanding customer service and a ‘whatever-it-takes’ dedication to solving the toughest electronic repair challenges for our customers.

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

  • Repairs 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.

Water-Damaged Industrial Electronics

How to Handle Water-Damaged Industrial Electronics

Water-Damaged Industrial Electronics

It’s no secret that industrial electronics and water do not mix. So what happens when one of your industrial electronics suffers water damage in your facility? Keep reading for a few helpful tips about what to do when your electronic device suffers water damage.

Why water damages industrial electronics

Before we get into what to do when your industrial electronic device experiences water damage, let’s first examine how water affects the device overall. It may surprise you to learn that water itself is not generally harmful to an industrial electronic device. It’s actually the impurities within the water that cause damage. There are impurities and ions within water that we cannot see and when they form a link, they can connect two contact points within a device.

When this connection happens, it can alter where the electricity should go, which will cause the industrial electronic device to short circuit. A short circuit is when an electric current flows down the wrong path with little electrical resistance. Short circuits can cause serious damage, such as fires, small-scale explosions, or worse. Short circuits are actually the leading cause of structural fires around the globe.

Water Damage Long Term Effects

Now that you understand how serious water damage can be to your industrial electronics, it’s important to realize the other long-term effects that water cause to your industrial electronics.

  • Corrosion: If your industrial electronics do not suffer from a short circuit, they could become damaged over time from corrosion. Corrosion happens when water damages a device, then oxidation happens. When oxygen bonds with metal, it produces rust and can cause the metal to flake off and lose its valuable properties. Corrosion often takes time to notice but can cause serious damage to your industrial electronics. 

  • Condensation: When your industrial electronics are exposed to water, then issues with condensation can also become a big problem. Condensation is the process of water changing from a vapor back into a liquid. When water vapor in the air touches an electrical component, condensation will begin. This can lead to damage like short circuits, corrosion, shock risk, and more. 

If your industrial electronics suffered from water damage or water exposure, be sure to get it looked at right away to prevent long-term or irreversible damage. Remember to be careful when handling water-damaged industrial electronics, as there are risks associated with it.

Work with ACS Industrial Services

ACS Industrial Services offers a free evaluation to determine if your water-damaged electronics can be fixed. This is a core service area that ACS has helped customers around the country deal with for two decades. Save money with expert electronics water damage repair service and call ACS Industrial Services! 

Let us give you a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • A repair usually saves up to 80% of the cost of buying a new drive
  • 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.