Spare parts, CNC replacement parts
September 17, 2018
Nothing is more frustrating than a CNC machine breakdown. Except waiting for the repair parts to arrive. That’s why the Gosiger Parts Department provides 24/7/365 access to its own $10,000,000 spare parts inventory and $40,000,000 of additional inventory from their OEM partners.
However, a CNC shop can often get back up and running even faster if it has an inventory of critical spare parts on hand. Naturally, you don’t want to tie up dollars unnecessarily, but it makes good sense to have a well thought out list of replacement parts in your facility. So how do you determine which parts to stock? Here are a few guidelines:
1. Start by looking over the maintenance/technical manuals for each machine. That’s where you can identify the items you most often need to replace. Typical maintenance items include batteries, filters, way wipers, coolant pins and other consumables.