Have you ever noticed how the heat of summer can wreak havoc on your CNC machine? If your working conditions don’t involve the luxury of air conditioning, here are some tips that can help ensure your machine doesn’t bear the brunt of Mother Nature:
Keep the cutting room floor free from clutter.
Closing the doors on the eletrical cabinets while the machine is running will help eliminate dirt, dust and metal chips from getting into the cabinet while the machine is operating.
Check and clean the fans on the spindle and axis drives in the electrical cabinet.
Keep the air flowing through the heat sink on the drive units.
If the summer heat takes it’s toll and you find yourself with a down machine, your local distributor can help troubleshoot your machine and identify the defective drive unit or control board. In most circumstances, your distributor will have the part you need.