Ways to Extend a CNC Machine’s Life

CNC Max GuardWhen you make an investment in machinery that impacts your business, you want to make sure it lasts. A CNC Machine is no different. This machine is so productive for your line, that if it breaks down, your production can fall behind and miss deadlines. We put together a few easy maintenance tips to help extend your CNC machine’s life.

There are a few operating problems like excessive vibration and chatter that can severely impact the machines efficiency. These problems can affect a spindle, and if you do not have an extra spare on hand, things will not look good while waiting for a replacement. If a spindle is pilled, it is because of both quality issues and possibly due to noise levels.

It is important to know when a repair is needed. You may be able to catch the needed repair in advance, before it gets any worse. If you have not done so already, setup a maintenance schedule for your CNC Machine, you may need to consult your handbook for best practices on this. Train your employees to properly maintain this machine as well.

It may be best to have a few individuals that specialize in CNC machine performance and will be able to maintain the machine, notice when a repair is needed, and take care of the repair for you.

If your CNC machine seems to be breaking down, even after proper maintenance is performed on a regular basis, you may need to consider having pushed it beyond its capabilities. Your machine may not be able to handle the increased workload you are requiring of it any longer. Think about other alternatives to redistribute the workload or consider investing in a new machine to handle what you need.

If you need help identifying a new CNC machine that will suit your new needs, contact CNC Masters at 626-962-9300. We are proud to provide some of the best quality and service nationwide for CNC machines.

For additional ways to extend the life of your machine, read here and here.