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3 Signs You Should Replace Your CNC Machine

The application of computer controls to machinery has magnificently improved the ability to produce creative and useful products, but they do require maintenance, repairs, and eventual replacement like any other piece of equipment.

Tasks Take Longer to Complete

One of the more subtle signs of needing a CNC replacement is a slowdown in the time it takes to do its job. A timing circuit in the control board or a ball bearing losing the right amount of lubrication can add fractions of a second to the output time, slowly building up into hours of lost work over a season. The only way to check this is to perform speed tests as part of your regular maintenance inspections.

Malfunctions Are Happening More Frequently

When parts begin to suffer too much wear and tear, they may show their fatigue through messing up on the job just like any other worker. If your QA starts to notice an increase in failures, the culprit could be the CNC.

Control Equipment and Machinery Replacement Parts Are Hard to Find

You may have gotten by in the past by replacing the parts that break down and giving the others a tune-up as necessary. With advances in both machine and computer technology, those old parts become more difficult to locate. The factories are no longer producing the out of date parts, leaving you with limited and more expensive places to find them. When your only option for replacing a circuit board is a used hunk of plastic found in the depths of an online auction house’s basement, then your repair job will be limited by only having access to parts that are already bearing the damage of previous use.

If your CNC equipment is slowing down, producing poorer quality products, and becoming increasingly more difficult to repair, then it is likely time for you to consider replacing it with a newer model that will save you time and money. Contact our experts at Tramar Industries Inc and we will provide you with all the CNC machinery necessary to get it performing at its peak again.

Product Overview of DMG Mori Seiki CNC Machines

CNC Milling Machine – Milling is a process performed with a machine in which the cutters rotate to remove the material from the workpiece present in the direction of the angle with the tool axis. DMG Mori has 7 types of CNC milling machines, and as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machine tools, […]

History of Mazak

Mazak Corporation started in Nagoya, Japan in 1919 founded by Sadakichi Yamazaki. The company started as a small company making pots and pans. In the 1920s the company elevated from mat-making machinery to woodworking machinery, then to metalworking machine tools. It was one of the companies that were part of Japan’s industrial build-up before WWII. […]

History of Doosan and The Puma Turning Center

What is the history of Doosan? How did they become successful in their field? Who founded it and what’s its vision? We answer these questions as we dive into the history of the company. Doosan is a combined word of “doo” (unit of grain) and “san” ( mountain). If combined means “little grains of sand […]

Machine Tool Tips Every Machinist Should Know

Having the right tools makes all the difference in getting the job done quickly and correctly. No one wants to start a new machine shop or a new job as a machinist without the proper equipment, knowing the maintenance routine, and even without the help of the internet. Here are some Machine Tool tips for […]

Buying Guide For Used CNC Lathes

We’ve previously covered what CNC Lathes are, but now you want to buy one. You can save a fortune when buying a used CNC Lathe machine, often it’s a smarter and more economical choice. So what should you consider when buying used CNC Lathes? We need to make sure that it is worthy of the […]

Different Types CNC Lathes

Standard 2-Axis 3-Axis With Milling Multi Axis (Sub spindle/Dual Turret) Chucking (No Tailstock) Flat Bed Big Bore/Oil Country/Hollow Spindle Axis Definitions STANDARD 2-AXIS CNC LATHE/TURNING CENTER A standard lathe is used for removing material from a part by using a variety of tooling and cutters depending on the specific result the operator is looking to achieve. Standard […]

What is a Vertical Machining Center

VERTICAL MACHINING CENTERS A 3-Axis CNC Machining Center/Mill is used for creating various industrial parts. This is achieved by using a wide-range of tooling and cutters depending on the type of material being cut and the end product being manufactured. A 3-axis CNC Mill works on three separate axes: X-Axis: Moving longitudinally or “left-to-right” Y-Axis: Moving laterally or “front-to-back” […]

History Of CNC Machinery

In the 1950s a new era and manufacturing was born for the first time in the history of manufacturing. A number of large production machines electronically controlled were functioning simultaneously as an integrated production line virtually unattended. These machines were drilling, boring, milling, and passing unrelated parts from machine to machine. End products were processed […]

Top Reasons To Buy A Vertical Machining Center

In the metal fabrication industry, milling is one of the most popular processes being used today. offering operators a method for expertly cutting and shaping rolled steel. After careful studies by shop owners, they believed the only way to survive and stay competitive in the industry aside from bringing the cost down is to have […]

What are CNC Machines used for?

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is a technology where computers control the movements of machines. This technology is used in the manufacturing industry. The first CNC Machines were developed around 1940 using a common telecommunication data storage technology called “punched tape”, and quickly transitioned to analog then digital computer processing in the 1960s. Widespread use of […]

Section 179 Tax Deduction

What is Section 179?  Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you will see below. Essentially, Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That […]

What is a CNC Lathe?

CNC Lathes What is a CNC Lathe? A lathe is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning. Lathe machines are typically used for shaping the material into the desired form by removing the excess material from […]

Stay Safe Around Your CNC Machines with These Tips

Technology has advanced to create much more safety in the workplace. CNC Machines protect operators through new and incredible approaches. But, there are still safety steps you or your staff should continue to take to avoid accidents. CNC Machine Safety Tips Training Before Touching CNC Machines each have a unique function and process, so each […]

When to Sell Your CNC Machine

With the ebbs and flows of work orders, it can be challenging to choose the best time to sell your CNC machines. By focusing on your business goals, you can make decisions about your machine inventory that will help push your company toward its potential.   Align Goals You may have found your shop has […]

Workplace Safety Tips For CNC Machinists

No matter how large or small your CNC machine is, it’s important to remember that it’s still a machine. Many hazards come with operating these machines such as sharp edges, rotating shafts, fast-moving components such as belts, and more. If not used properly, these machines can cause serious harm. Here are a few tips to […]

Simple Maintenance Tips For Your CNC Machines

Technology has had a major impact on the production and manufacturing industry over the past few decades. A variety of advancements have allowed production to be more efficient and far safer than ever before. One type of machine that is continuing to provide many benefits to those in the manufacturing industry is a CNC machine. […]

Buying Guide For Used CNC Machines

It is true that buying a new CNC machine can be quite costly. This is the primary reason why you should consider buying a used CNC machine, especially if it is your first time. Once you make up your mind that you are going to purchase a used CNC machine, it is always critical for […]

How to Cut CNC Machining Costs With Used Machinery

Do you work with CNC machines? With CNC machining, planning is important. The high level of automation can lead to people new to the process assuming it will result in cheap, quick, and easily producible parts. However, the cost of running a CNC machine can be high if one is not careful. Here are a few […]

Tips for Picking the Right CNC Machine

Manufacturing is nowadays more efficient, and the goods are standardized thanks to the Computer Numerical Control (CNC). However, for the processes to run smoothly and the equipment to last long, you must choose the right CNC machine as well as a brand that is known for quality. Below are some critical areas that should not […]

Why You Should Trust Used CNC Machinery

A CNC machine can speed up production tremendously, but when you see the cost of a new one, you might think it is not affordable. There are used ones, however, and many of them are very good and have a lot of life left in them. In some ways, it is like buying a used […]