The Importance of Backing Up Your Machine Programming

Over the past decade, we are experiencing more and more automation in the manufacturing landscape. In today’s industrial operations, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) handle all aspects of setting up, integrating, and running industrial machinery. These special computers can automate tasks of varying complexity while communicating with each other quickly and […]

Birth of a Circuit Board

ACS Industrial has repaired thousands of circuit boards. But have you ever wondered how and why circuit boards are made? No matter how large or small, complex or simple, the basics of circuit board development are similar.

Spooky Tech: Industrial vs Service Robots

Many questions remain unresolved as a result of recent advancements in robotics. It is intriguing to ponder issues like, “What defines a service robot?” and “What distinguishes industrial robots from service robots?” Let’s look at critical distinctions between service and industrial robots.

Industrial Electronics Basics: What is an Inverter Drive?

Electric motors are used in a myriad of engineering fields, and in most cases, the speed and torque of each motor should match the process’ desired parameters. Since this cannot happen naturally – the speed or torque can be too high or too low – an inverter is added into […]

Industrial Electronics Basics: What Makes a Great Electronic Repair Technician?

Sometimes, keeping your business up and running is a matter of having the right technician to ensure your repair process is seamless and efficient. A repair technician will have a particular set of tasks, such as troubleshooting, repairing, testing, and maintaining equipment to keep it from breaking down. However, to […]

Industrial Electronics Basics: What Does a Circuit Board Do?

Circuit boards are the heart of the electronics industry. You may have found one in one of your electronic devices. While most people use electronics daily, they don’t consider or understand the technology behind them. Here is an overview of what a circuit board does to give you a better […]

Industrial Electronics Basics: What Does An Encoder do?

If you run any industrial application that uses motion control or motion feedback, you should know that an encoder is crucial to your production. These nifty units play a vital role in production finding applications for a myriad of industrial devices, including: Often, these devices need to operate quickly and […]

Bang! And Ripple? Let’s Talk About VFD Drive Repairs

“Operator heard a BANG when they turned the system on; drive does not function when power is applied.” That’s from our customer and a very unhappy scene played out in small shops and manufacturing plants around the country. A dramatic “call for help” from this ABB variable frequency drive! The result: Drive repairs needed!

Top 3 Reasons Servo Drives Break Down

A servo drive is a torque-based electronic amplifier made up of a motor, drive, controller, and feedback unit. Servo systems play a crucial role in many operations that need precise linear and angular controls. They find applications in industries such as metal cutting, printing, woodworking, conveyor belt systems, and robotics.

Can Your Power Supply Be Repaired?

A power supply is like an unsung hero in computing. You don’t pay much attention to it until it fails you. Without a spare, power supply failure means halting operations until it’s replaced or repaired.