Most machine user-manuals contain detailed instructions about maintenance.
For a machine to have a long productive life, the maintenance instructions must never be ignored.
Scheduled maintenance can be taken care of in-house, or by a trusted contractor.
But when it comes to the specialised area of your electronic equipment, we are here to provide the required maintenance support.
Sometimes the most obvious maintenance is overlooked:
Written on the battery cover (right beside the operator panel) it says: "When replacing batteries (once a year) be sure that the control power is on. Only the alkaline manganese dioxide batteries should be used."
The original Japanese batteries lasted nearly 30 years before the program memory was lost.
Cabinet fans are very effective for distributing cool air.
Unfortunately, they are also very effective in delivering debris to sensitive places.
This is a common cause of early machine failure.
It can be avoided with regularly replaced air filters and early intervention through timely cleaning of electronic equipment.
Another common cause of failure is air quality.
Corrosive atmospheres may include moisture from bad compressed air, or poor cleaning practices, or nearby machines that process sugary drinks.
Annual inspections can catch this before failure.
Most electronic equipment contains capacitors. These do have a limited life, particularly in warm conditions or when poor design makes them work harder.
Eventually one or more will erupt and release corrosive paste, or worse, cause an arc that consumes the fibreglass board.
It takes an experienced eye to recognise failing capacitors and corroded tracks. We look for this in every service job.
By maintaining your electronic equipment on a regular basis – you get to plan when your equipment will be offline rather than your equipment choosing for you – often at the most inopportune time.