industrial electronics

How Do I Tell If My Electronic is Industrial?

industrial electronics

When it comes to electronic devices, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish between an industrial electronic device or a consumer electronic device. From time to time, we have ACS Industrial customers who will inquire about repairing an electronic device that does not actually fall into the “industrial” category. We thought it would be helpful to create a blog post about what makes an electronic device “industrial” so that our customers have a better understanding of what we are able to repair. Keep reading to learn more!

What is an Industrial Electronic Device?

Industrial Electronics are a subset of electronics that involves electronic equipment in an industrial or sometimes commercial setting. Industrial electronics play a major role in most industries, both light and heavy, like manufacturing, CNC and fabricating, energy, transportation, and agriculture. Industrial electronics are also commonly used in chemical processing plants, power plants, water treatment plants, laboratories, and construction sites.

Examples of Industrial Electronics

Here are some common examples of electronics that fall under the “industrial” category:

What is a Consumer Electronic Device?

On the other side of the electronics industry, there are consumer electronic devices. Consumer electronics are intended for everyday use, mostly in private homes. Most major industries are not relying on consumer electronics to power their facilities. Also, most consumer electronic items are relatively inexpensive to replace!

Examples of Consumer Electronics

Here are some common examples of electronics that fall under the “consumer” category:

  • Laptop components
  • Cellphones
  • Home appliances
  • Home air conditioners
  • Hot tubs and pools
  • Gaming consoles
  • Computers
  • Home exercise equipment
  • Home gate and garage openers
  • Bitcoin miners
  • Automotive components
  • Small marine equipment
  • Home audio 
  • RV electronics

A Good Rule of Thumb

Here’s a good rule of thumb we like to tell our customers: if a replacement is going to cost you less than $600, it’s probably not an industrial electronic device. That’s because most industrial items are expensive to purchase and require extensive parts and labor for repairs. As industrial experts, our minimum cost for a repair is currently $280 and most consumer electronics can be replaced for much less – and that makes it a wise choice to replace your consumer item if possible, or we can often recommend a consumer electronic repair resource to you. 

Work with ACS Industrial Services

Now that you understand the difference between an industrial and a consumer electronic device, then reach out to ACS Industrial Services to start repairing any devices that fall into the “industrial” category! If you are still unsure what category your electronic device falls under, please contact our friendly and helpful customer service team and ask. They will be able to help answer if your electronic device is industrial or consumer-grade. They may even be able to direct you to a good repair alternative should your item fall under the consumer category! 

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.

Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends in 2022

Manufacturing Trends

At ACS Industrial Services, our job is to complete your industrial repairs fast, so you can get your business back up to speed quickly. That requires our teams of technicians to stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends in the manufacturing industry. Keep reading to learn a bit more about what’s anticipated for the manufacturing industry in 2022 from the experts at ACS Industrial Services. 

Supply Chain Disruptions 

Unfortunately for Americans, supply chain disruptions are here to stay in 2022. The supply chain worldwide will continue to be affected by challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Delays and disruptions are expected to continue well into 2022 and possibly beyond. Many manufacturers are faced with difficulty when it comes to supply chain challenges. The supply chain issue has forced organizations to seek resources and manage their supply chains differently to stay in business. 

Talent Shortage

Like all industries, manufacturing is not immune to hiring and retaining top talent. Even in 2022, experts are predicting that recruiting and keeping skilled professionals (like engineers, designers, and technicians) will continue to be a struggle for manufacturing organizations. With demand for manufactured goods growing among consumers, companies have to be prepared to take the necessary steps to recruit and retain skilled professionals. 

The Rise in Smart Factories

Just the phrase “smart factory” sounds great, right? As older equipment begins to phase out, newer machinery and equipment are making their way into manufacturing centers around the country. We’re even seeing full smart systems taking over entire manufacturing centers. Many of these smart factories rely on machinery that uses central monitoring tools, which can alert companies to necessary maintenance, monitor equipment efficiency, and even help reduce overall operating costs. 

Predictive Maintenance

Now more than ever, preventative maintenance is crucial to manufacturing companies. The development of sensors and remote monitoring is becoming more popular to predict potential repairs before any serious issues arise. Predictive maintenance can help reduce unplanned downtime at your manufacturing center, especially if a repair issue is caught early!

Get in Touch with ACS

If you are in the manufacturing industry and need an industrial electronic device repaired, contact ACS Industrial Services! We can provide feedback and advice that is timely, dependable, and in line with the latest manufacturing trends. 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.

  • A 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.

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing Explained

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing, has transformed the industrial manufacturing industry. Since its initial creation in the 1980s, 3D printing has been on a steady climb to popularity among manufacturers. Utilizing 3D printers has allowed manufacturers to create lighter and stronger manufactured goods, which helps increase their bottom line. Learn more about additive manufacturing, including the benefits and potential repairs, from the experts at ACS Industrial Services. 

What is Additive Manufacturing?

Before we begin, let’s explain what additive manufacturing is first. As the name implies, additive manufacturing occurs when a machine adds material to create an object. Additive manufacturing uses computer-aided design (CAD) software to build materials. This occurs when a machine deposits material in many thin layers to create precise shapes. Additive manufacturing differs from traditional manufacturing, which instead relies on the creation of an object through a more hands-on technique, like milling or carving. 

The History of Additive Manufacturing

While additive manufacturing seems like a new invention, it’s actually been around for decades. The first documented attempt at 3D printing happened in Japan in the early 1980s. Shortly after, an American furniture builder named Charles Hull patented the Stereolithography (SLA), which created 3D furniture by adding resin in layers. Since then, many variations of the 3D printer have come onto the market. Even different materials like plastics and glass can be used in 3D printers now! Plus, lowered manufacturing costs for 3D printers have allowed for many organizations to invest in additive manufacturing in recent years. 

The Benefits of Additive Manufacturing

There are many reasons why an organization would want to include an additive manufacturing machine in their company: 

  • Less Waste: Save on material waste with additive manufacturing
  • Save Energy: Use less energy overall 
  • More Efficiency: Production can become faster and less expensive
  • Affordability: Purchasing 3D printers has become more attainable in recent years
  • Less Inventory: You may require less physical inventory because the 3D printer can create it in no time

Who to Call for Additive Manufacturing Device Electronic Repairs

In most cases, additive manufacturing devices will require maintenance and repairs over time.  If you find yourself in need of a repair, ACS Industrial has a team that can identify the problem with your unit, offer a quote, and then get to work. We’ve worked for more than two decades in the industrial electronic 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.

  • The 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.

Industrial Electronic Repair Company

Considerations When Hiring an Industrial Electronic Repair Company

Industrial Electronic Repair Company

There are many considerations to keep in mind when hiring a company to repair your industrial electronic devices. After all, you’ve invested a great deal of money into your industrial electronic equipment, so you want to make sure that the repair company you’ve selected will protect your important investment. The experts at ACS Industrial Services have been in business for over 20 years as a trusted industrial electronic repair company. We’ve compiled a list of important considerations to keep in mind when selecting a repair company to solve your repair needs. Keep reading to learn more!

Evaluation Process

First and foremost, the evaluation process to receive a quote should be simple, fast, and free. Make sure that you hire an industrial electronic repair company that makes the evaluation process as painless as possible. At ACS Industrial Services, we offer an easy, no-obligation repair form here.

Communication

Regardless of your industry, customer service is a top priority when running a successful business. That’s why transparent and timely communication is key when repairing your industrial electronic devices. After undergoing an evaluation process and receiving a quote, a professional industrial electronic repair company must be communicative throughout the remainder of the repair process. Look for a company that has built its reputation on outstanding customer service and a “whatever-it-takes” dedication to getting the job done.

Repairs Timeline

Understanding your repair’s projected timeline is an important consideration when hiring an industrial electronic repair company. When your industrial electronic device is down, it’s costing you money. Get back to business faster by selecting a company that works to repair your device as fast as possible. A professional repair company will be able to deliver your device back to you in a timely and stress-free fashion. 

Warranty

After you receive your electronic device, you want to know that your repairs have been completed properly. That’s why we recommend looking for an industrial electronic repair company that offers an extended warranty on their repair services. A repair warranty is a gold standard that every electronic repairs company should strive for. At ACS Industrial Services, we pride ourselves on offering an industry-first two-year warranty on all repairs. We provide warranties to our customers because we value our clients’ business. In those few exceptions when there may be a problem with a repair, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will honor our warranty and ensure your device is in perfect working order.

Work with an Experienced Company

Let the experts at ACS Industrial Services 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 usually 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.