Mitsubishi Electric Automation reminds companies to take advantage of scheduled factory shutdowns during the upcoming July 4th weekend to perform proactive maintenance on CNC equipment. Preventive maintenance can increase equipment uptime and productivity, improve machine performance and save on costly repairs.
“Preventing failures should always be a priority. One of the best times to be proactive is prior to an extended shutdown,” said Russell Pobutkiewicz, Technical Service and Support Project Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Minimally, he recommends checking all batteries, inspecting cooling fans and heat sinks, and performing a full memory backup. “Weak batteries could mean lost data or machine positioning,” Pobutkiewicz warned. “Non-functioning fans or dirty heat sinks raise the control temperature, thus increasing the risk of component failure.”
Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s trained staff is available to help plant managers perform proactive maintenance checks on their own via phone or email support free of charge, and process orders for replacement parts, if necessary. For more hands-on support, the company can schedule an on-site service call to perform the maintenance. In this case, regular service call rates would apply. With a field service call, Mitsubishi Electric Automation backs up data on its network and provides the factory with 24/7 secure data access.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
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