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How Gosiger Preventative Maintenance Can Save You Time, Money & Aggravation

September 13, 2012

Even the most reliable CNC machine tools need servicing from time to time. The problem is, breakdowns always seem to happen at the worst possible moment. That’s why Gosiger offers preventative maintenance plans that help maximize CNC machine uptime and productivity, reduce overall maintenance costs, ensure reliable machine performance and even optimize machine life and resale value. Each annual preventative maintenance service includes:

Coolant System

  • Remove/check pump and motor

Way Lube System

  • Inspect filters
  • Inspect lines and fittings
  • Check operation
  • Verify lube/pump operation

Air System

  • Inspect filters
  • Check pressure/adjust regulator
  • Inspect system for leaks

Electrical System

  • Check voltages
  • Inspect connections/terminals
  • Inspect electrical-ground connections
  • Replace or clean fan filter
  • Check limit switches/safety locks

Mechanical System

  • Check machine level
  • Verify spindle sweep
  • Check gear-shift operation*
  • Check spindle lube and air blast
  • Check spindle-orientation alignment
  • Change gearbox oil
  • Inspect drive belts
  • Inspect and adjust tool-changer system
  • Inspect spindle-taper condition
  • Inspect way covers and wipers
  • Inspect rigid-tap encoder operation*
  • Check tool-change operation
  • Inspect counterbalance system*
  • Inspect lines, hoses & cables

Lathes Only

  • Verify turret/spindle alignment


* If applicable. Additional charges may apply. 

The program also includes ball bar calibration to verify CNC machine positioning accuracy, repeatability and alignment; vibration analysis to measure and record machine vibration characteristics within the drive system to isolate potential problems and monitor machine wear; and laser calibration to set P.E.C. values for precise positioning accuracy.

There’s much more, including 24/7 Gosiger Platinum One-Call Service from factory trained, certified service technicians, same day part shipments from Gosiger’s local warehouse, 95% overnight factory parts delivery, same or next day on site response, and troubleshooting technical support that’s as near as your phone. Contact Gosiger today for all the facts.