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Are You Maintaining Your Body As Well As Your Machine Tools?

May 26, 2017

The Spanish proverb “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools,” is particularly fitting for CNC shop owners, whether male or female. Running a demanding business with its tight deadlines, employee issues and financial risks takes a toll on even the heartiest of souls. That’s why paying attention to your health is so important.

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5 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your CNC Machine

April 29, 2016

You may remember a long running campaign for automotive transmission service that stated: “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later.” The phrase still holds true when it comes to performing preventative maintenance on cars, trucks or CNC machine tools.

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How To Maintain Through-Spindle Coolant Performance

January 22, 2016

Many CNC applications require a steady stream of coolant to optimize cutting speeds and throughput. This is especially true when machining parts from hard-to-machine steel alloys, titanium, and other metals that often require precisely applied high-pressure coolant to maintain cutting efficiency and to reduce tool wear.

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The Inside Story on In-Machine Probes

July 10, 2015

CNC machine probes are much more versatile than some shops realize. Are you taking full advantage of in-machine probe technology?

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Want to Save Time & Money on CNC Machine Repairs? Here’s How.

February 27, 2015

The interesting thing about clichés is that they wouldn’t exist unless they contained an element of truth. So it is with the old saw “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is especially true in the world of CNC machine tool maintenance.

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5 Easy Preventative Maintenance Steps to Optimizing CNC Machine Uptime

November 28, 2014

5 Easy Preventative Maintenance Steps To Optimizing CNC Machine UptimeDespite all of your efforts to increase productivity through advanced CNC machine technologies, factory automation and smarter machining techniques, unnecessary machine downtime can eliminate everything you’ve gained. That’s why a planned preventative maintenance program (PPM) is so important. And it really isn’t all that complicated. In fact the basics of PPM can be summed up in these 5 actions:

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CNC Controls Service Tip: a Simple Way to Prevent Costly Repairs

June 13, 2014

CNC Controls Service Tip: A Simple Way To Prevent Costly RepairsBecause the computers and electronics that enable us to program and control CNC machine tools are typically housed in a protective cabinet, we sometimes forget that they are still subject to damage if heat builds up or debris finds its way into the enclosure. In fact, a widely accepted rule of thumb is that the rate of failure for electronic devices is cut in half for every 50º F (10º C) decrease in temperature.

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7 Ways to Improve CNC Machine Maintenance

March 21, 2014

cnc_machine_maintenance_blogMany newer cars have maintenance reminders built in that alert owners when it’s time for routine services like oil changes, which is a great convenience. Surprisingly, having this feature doesn’t keep some drivers from putting off servicing the vehicle until problems arise. True, you still must make the appointment and then either wait, or leave and arrange for someone to take you back to pick up the vehicle. However most of us realize that it’s important to protect this major investment, and that preventative maintenance is less costly and less inconvenient than dealing with a breakdown.

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Service Tip: CNC Machine Preventative Maintenance Pays big Dividends

November 21, 2013

MaintenanceGosiger encourages all customers to have in place a comprehensive Planned Preventative Maintenance Plan for all of the equipment in their shop. By performing the regular inspections and service that every machine requires, you can avoid unnecessary downtime, lost production, late deliveries and expensive machine repairs.

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Service Tip: 7 Things You Need to Know About Gibs, and Why You Should Care

September 30, 2013

Here are 7 things to keep in mind about gibs:CNC machine gib

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