Is your Charmilles operator keyboard having problems communicating? Has your F2 key gone bad and refusing to do anything? Keys broken off altogether? If so, you could have a nasty case of what we call “HUKS”! That’s short for “Hard Use Keyboard Syndrome” – a common “infection” in industrial settings everywhere.
The pictured Charmilles keyboard p/n ASK 142A 282 A2 repair is the perfect example of HUKS! It came off of a wire EDM machine. Many of the keys had broken off and other keys were no longer working causing a major headache for the tooling plant!
These excellent but pricey keyboards can get wonky after hard use in a machine shop or manufacturing plant. The good news is that they are usually repairable! And, for FAR less than the cost of buying a new one – in this case THOUSANDS of dollars less.
Why Does HUKS Happen?
The cause of “HUKS” is typically a combination of oil, dirt, humidity, heavy use and, sometimes, spills – the natural and unavoidable industrial environment. If your operator control keyboards need a cure for “HUKS”, stay calm! There is help!
Repair of quality industrial equipment like this Charmilles keyboard can be a great way to save money AND time. And if that isn’t great enough, getting electronic repairs rather than trashing the old equipment and replacing it with new is another good way to meet your environmental goals. Win Win!
About the Author: ACS Industrial Services is an independent industrial electronic repair center providing professional repair services for industrial electronics of all types and most all manufacturers including operator keyboard repairs, servo drive repairs, AC/DC drives, VFD drives, servo motors, encoders, printed circuit board repairs, monitors and touchscreens, PLCs, test equipment, light curtains, and much more. Our customer service team is available to answer your questions and help solve your industrial electronic repair concerns. Legacy equipment can be repaired! RUSH Service is available. You can reach them by calling 800-605-6419.