If you want to keep your CNC machinery in prime working condition there are two main areas you should be working to maintain.

Today we’re going to be discussing the most common reasons CNC machines fail & what you can do to extend the lifespan of your equipment.

The most common components to fail within a CNC machine tool are the servo motors & electrical controls.  If you notice a problem with either of these then it is more than likely because of the following reasons..

Why CNC machines fail & how to fix it!

What causes CNC machinery to fail?

There are lots of reasons for a CNC machine tool to fail, today we are going to be looking at the two most common reasons which are cleanliness & overheating.

How does heat affect your CNC machine?

Cabinets within your CNC machine can reach temperatures in excess of 150 degrees.   When filters become blogged up with dirt, dust & debris they can become less effective which allows the heat to escalate.   With an inefficient filter heat can wreak havoc on your controls & servo motors.

How can you prevent overeating?

To prevent your servo motor or controls from failing preventative maintenance is essential.

Keep your AC units clear from dirt, dust & other contaminates to ensure that your filters have a fighting chance at stopping your components from overheating.

Be aware of contamination from cutting fluids, oil, metal shavings & anything else which might be harmful to your equipment.

In summary, if you keep your fans, filters & AC units clean from contamination they should not overheat which as a result should reduce any likelihood of damage to your controls or servo.

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