Bearings for Industrial Machinery

Comparing Bearings for Industrial Machinery

Bearings for Industrial Machinery

Bearings are fundamental to the machine industry as they make up one of the most vital aspects of machinery. Bearings for industrial machinery help to facilitate the rotation of one element relative to minimize friction between the two objects. Ultimately, the ease of moving increases the performance and efficiency of the machine. 

Many industrial techs looking to repair electronic devices want to know how bearings for industrial machinery compare. This blog talks about the different types of bearings and their uses. Keep reading to learn more from the experts at ACS Industrial Services.

What are the Different Types of Bearings and their Uses?

Bearings can be classified into four categories; cylindrical bearings, ball bearings, tapered bearings, and needle bearings. Each type has its strengths and weaknesses, which is why you may want to compare each of these bearings to establish the one that suits your needs.

Let’s take a deep dive into the four different types:

Ball Bearings

Ball bearings are the most popular type of bearings. Consisting of two races separated by small metal balls, ball bearings are designed to handle very heavy loads. The objective of ball bearings is to reduce friction caused by radial loads. This is achieved by having two races hold the balls together and distribute the load through the rollers.

Cylindrical Roller Bearings

This type of bearing contains rollers that are cylindrical. The cylindrical geometry allows for high-speed applications. Cylindrical bearings can tolerate large amounts of radial loads and high speeds. Additionally, these bearings tend to be more durable. However, it is important to note that cylindrical rollers without cages do not support as high speeds as the caged ones. 

Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered roller bearings are characterized by two rings, the outer and inner rings, and several tapered rollers. The rings have tapered characteristics making them resemble cone segments. Due to their shape, they offer a large surface area of contact, making them carry heavy loads. These types of bearings are mainly used in machine spindles, vehicle transmissions, or steering of car wheels.

Needle Bearings

Needle bearings are often thinner than conventional roller bearings. They are well suited to handle heavy radial loads and high speeds. They are characterized by drawn cup styles that allow for large amounts of load while offering slim cross-sections. Needle bearings are mainly used in automobiles in components such as rocker arm pivots, pumps, and transmissions.

How to Choose Bearings for Industrial Machinery

When deciding on what kind of bearing to choose, there are several considerations you will need to make. First, you will need to consider the type of load that the bearing can carry. Generally, there are two types of loads that a bearing can support:

  • Axial load: This is the type of load parallel to the axis
  • Radial load: This type of load is usually perpendicular to the axis

Each of these bearings carries a specific type of load.  In some cases, you may find bearings that can support both loads (combined load). In this case, a tapered roller bearing might be best suited. However, if you want a bearing that can withstand a high radial load, you are better off choosing a cylindrical roller bearing. For lighter loads, a ball bearing can be the most economical choice.

The second factor to consider is the rotation speed. Some bearings are suitable for greater speeds, while others allow for slower speeds. Typically, cylindrical bearings and needle bearings are well suited for high speed because they have a cage around them.

Misalignment in bearings could also be a factor in determining the type of bearing you choose. It is best to choose bearings with automatic alignment so that any misalignments caused by installation errors or any mechanical failure are fixed automatically.

Work with ACS Industrial Services

Servo motors and Encoders are just two high value items that  require high quality bearings for precise motion control. ACS has repaired servo motor electronics with expert repair for years. Encoders are another hot repair item for ACS Industrial which uses deep groove ball bearings. The encoder is a sensor that notifies the driver of the speed and position of the motor. Servo motors and encoders frequently work together, with encoders notifying servo motors of its positioning. 

Now you know the different types of bearings for industrial machinery, let us know in the comments below if we have missed one. Reach out to ACS Industrial Services for all your industrial electronic repairs. 

We will help you solve your industrial electronic problems with expert service and support. For a Free Evaluation, use our RMA Form link or Contact Us. You can also reach us at 800-605-6419 to speak to one of our customer support team members.

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.

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.
circuit board

What is a Circuit Board?

circuit board

If you are new to the world of industrial electronics, you may be hearing the terms “circuit board” or “printed circuit board” come up quite often. Circuit boards are one of the most important inventions ever created. Keep reading to learn more about circuit boards and how they help industrial electronics function.

What is a Circuit Board?

Without getting too technical, a circuit board is a printed board that includes electrically conductive pathways that connects electronic components to one another. Circuit boards exist to connect all electronic components of a device in one compact space. Circuit boards also help protect the electronic components of a device by keeping them insulated. Circuit boards have many different layers, sometimes up to 30 or more, that provide power to a device. Circuit boards are the foundation of all electronic equipment. Everything electronic, from elevators to phones to printers, depends on circuit boards to function.

Why are Circuit Boards Helpful?

Prior to the invention of circuit boards, electronic machines were connected to one another through cables. Circuit boards have simplified the connection of electronic machines, which has helped make electronics smaller, less expensive, easier to produce, and more efficient.

The Many Types of Circuit Boards

You may not know that there are many kinds of printed circuit boards available for electronic devices. Here are several examples of circuit boards:

  • Single-Sided
  • Double-Sided
  • Multi-Layer
  • Rigid
  • Flex Circuits
  • Rigid-Flex
  • High-Frequency
  • Aluminum-backed

Circuit boards are highly complex pieces of technology. Circuit boards control the entire device and without them, your device will not work properly. Because circuit boards contain a multitude of complex electrical components, it’s important to hire a professional industrial electronics repair company to fix a damaged circuit board. Common issues that can damage a circuit board include: 

  • Physical damage: A device is dropped or water-damaged
  • Environmental elements: Corrosion or condensation is affecting the circuit board
  • Overheating: This is especially common in older devices
  • Design issues: When a manufacturer does not design a device properly

Who to Call for 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.

  • 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.