Preventive maintenance is the single most important thing you can do for your robotic system. If followed on a routine basis, it can save your company money, time and production. With preventive maintenance, your robotic equipment will last longer and require less down time.
Why Companies Ignore Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance is ignored by some companies because it takes time and money. Most of the maintenance must be carried out when the robotic systems are shut down, thus breaking production cycles. If various parts of a robot do not receive routine checks, cleanings, or replacements, there can be serious problems.
Basic Preventive Maintenance
Preventive maintenance should follow set schedules. Some parts, such as the manipulator, axes motors and working area, must be inspected daily; other parts must be inspected at specific hourly cycles. Multiple factors, including application type, influence maintenance needs. Robotic handling systems, for instance, must undergo more frequent axes inspections. Lubricants should be replaced on a consistent basis, and terminals, connectors, harnesses and brake leads, tested. It is wise to keep spare robot parts on hand for quick replacement.
We Can Help
Our experienced robot technicians are prepared to help customers with preventive maintenance. Not only do we have answers to any questions you may have, but we also offer an array of new and refurbished robotic parts at affordable prices. We have several robot manuals available to help with this process. For more information, contact our customer service department at 740-251-4327.