Sometimes we receive some pretty mysterious repair jobs on the old loading dock. Recently we received three printed circuit boards that were so, so, well, so “jerry-rigged” that we were wondering how they ever worked in the first place what with the point to point hand wiring, jumpers, and patches all over them. (Truth is, sometimes I miss the old days working on that loading dock…every day it is full of surprises!)
These “jerry-rigged” circuit board repairs were going to take a lot of man-hours and the cost was going to be pretty high. The solution we offered this customer was to build them some brand new boards in-house at ACS rather than repair the scary boards – and for lower cost than it would have been to repair them! Sometimes, the solution to the problem is staring you in the face and you just have to go with it.
There were actually four PCB’s needing repair in this shipment, three as described and one more than had been professionally manufactured. Ultimately, copying the professional board to make the three new ones provided this customer with a more reliable solution, as well as having the added benefit of being able to reproduce them on-demand in the future from the files that were created. This was a winning solution in every way.
ACS Industrial Services is here for you. We want to make sure you always get the best solution that meets your needs in the time you need it.