No business owner likes losing production time or output due to machinery failures. That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to help prolong the life of your CNC machine and keep your operation running smoothly.
Implement an Employee Check
The technicians who use these machines day in and day out typically know more about their quirks than anyone. These employees can be critical in identifying signs of mechanical trouble. Make sure the proper employees know what channels to proceed through should they notice any machine issues.
Keep Spare Parts on Hand
In the event of a mechanical failure, waiting for spare parts to come in the mail can set your production back quite a bit. By keeping a range of spare parts on hand—particularly those that are prone to failure—you can eliminate unnecessary down time and get your CNC machine back up and running as soon as possible.
Adhere to a Regular Maintenance Schedule
Establishing a routine schedule of maintenance will make it easier to spot potential issues before they cause full-blown breakdowns. This, in turn, can prevent production down time and increase your business’ productivity.
Keep Maintenance Records
This might seem like a no-brainer, but keeping a record of your equipment’s maintenance history can help you identify recurring problems and keep track of the money you spend on repairs. Having thorough maintenance records can also make it easier to diagnose mechanical issues in the future.
To learn more about how you can make the most of your CNC equipment, feel free to give us a call or contact us online today!