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 car. You want one with low mileage that has been maintained well, whether its a used car or a used CNC machine.
One of the main reasons you should be able to trust a used machine is that there is an electronic paper trail available. Many used cars have maintenance records available, but CNC machines have much more in-depth information available. If you do your homework, you should be able to get a very good idea of the condition of a used machine you are considering.
You will need to try the machine out, either by yourself or bring a mechanic along to do the inspection. It is not a good idea to just take a salesman’s word for it, though you may have your own level of trust established with a salesperson.
Check all of the functions, especially those you will be using, and make sure they work.
Another part is to do your homework. Know about the different machines, and about differences in model years. Have a list on hand of what you need to do, and find a machine that will do those things.
There is a lot of information available, so get your hands on as much of it as you can. Obvious things like repair history and maintenance records should be readily available. if not, that should be a huge red flag. Also, you will need to look at how much the machine has been used, and any other data you can find on that machine.
There should also be some level of warranty involved. But if you do your homework, you should be able to find a quality machine with a lot of life left. Looking for a used CNC machine dealer? Then contact the team at Tramar Industries today.