How to maintain and maintain CNC machine in use?

- Jun 13, 2018-

There are many kinds of CNC machines, and all kinds of CNC machines have different characteristics because of their functions, structures and systems. The contents and rules of the maintenance and maintenance have their own characteristics, and should be based on the types, models and actual use of machine tools, and according to the requirements of the machine tool instructions, make and establish the necessary regular and grading maintenance system. Below are some common and general points for routine maintenance.

2.1 maintenance of numerical control system

1) strictly abide by the rules of operation and the system of daily maintenance

2) it should be as little as possible to open the doors of the numerical control cabinet and the strong cabinet.

In the air of machine workshops, oil fog, dust and even metal powder are usually found in the air. Once they fall on the circuit board or electronic devices in the CNC system, the insulation resistance between the components can be reduced, and even the components and circuit boards are damaged. Some users in the summer in order to make the CNC system overload long-term work, take the door to open the numerical control cabinet to heat, this is a very undesirable method, which will eventually lead to the accelerated damage of the CNC system.

3) the heat dissipation and ventilation system of the timing clearance control cabinet

It should check whether the cooling fans on the numerical control cabinet are working normally. Every half year or quarterly check whether there is a blockage in the air duct filter, if the filter network dust accumulation too much, not timely cleaning, will cause the temperature in the CNC cabinet is too high.

4) periodic maintenance of input / output devices for CNC systems.

Before 80s, most of the CNC machine tools were equipped with photoelectric tape reader. If the part of the reading band was contaminated, it would cause errors in reading information. For this reason, the photoelectric reading machine must be maintained according to the regulations.

5) the periodic inspection and replacement of the brushes of the DC motor

The transition wear of DC motor brush will affect the performance of the motor and even damage the motor. To this end, motor brushes should be regularly inspected and replaced. CNC lathe, CNC milling machine, machining center, etc., should be checked once a year.

6) regular replacement of storage batteries

A rechargeable battery maintenance circuit is installed in the CMOSRAM memory part of the general NC system to ensure that the system can keep its memory content during power failure. Under normal circumstances, even if it has not failed, it should be replaced once a year to ensure the normal operation of the system. Battery replacement should be carried out under the power supply of CNC system to prevent loss of information in RAM during replacement.

7) maintenance of standby circuit board

If the spare PCB is not used for a long time, it should be installed in the numerical control system regularly for a period of time to prevent damage.

2.2 maintenance of mechanical parts

1) maintenance of main transmission chain

Adjust the tightness of the spindle driving belt regularly to prevent the loss of rotation caused by skidding, check the constant temperature oil tank of the spindle, adjust the temperature range, replenish the oil quantity and clean the filter in time. After long use of the tool clamping device in the spindle, the gap will be generated, the clamping of the cutting tool is made, and the hydraulic pressure should be adjusted in time. The displacement of the piston of the cylinder.

2) maintenance of ball screw thread pair

Check and adjust the axial clearance of the screw thread pair regularly to ensure the reverse transmission precision and axial stiffness; check whether the connection of the screw and the bed can be loosened regularly; the screw protection device should be replaced in time to prevent dust or chip from entering.