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Washington, NE37 1PP

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Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5.00

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How to maintain a CNC router

To get the highest performance from your CNC router you need to make sure your machine is in the best possible condition, often this comes down to the maintenance and upkeep of your machine.

Why do I need to maintain my CNC router?

There are some basics you need to see how to best maintain a cnc router.  Our CNC routers are high performance industrial machines and we understand you want to protect your investment, they go through a lot of hard work to ensure you can continuously manufacture and in return for this they need a bit of TLC to keep running as smoothly as possible. Often the reason for machine downtime is due to lack of maintenance, so a few minutes daily to clean your machine is a small sacrifice to make compared to applying shortcuts, which often result in avoidable downtime and loss of production ability.
how to maintain a cnc router

How do I maintain my CNC router?

Clean

It is recommended that you clean your machine and parts to avoid any swarf, chips and dust from materials building up during production. These can get into smaller areas such as in controls and bearings and affect the operation, these can be removed simply with a brush, just make sure you are moving the debris away from the machine, bearings and controls. The air system (if your machine has one) also needs to be cleaned regularly to maintain steady operation.

Inspect

Regularly check your machine and any parts; over time some components may need adjusting or replacing so we recommend inspecting your CNC router monthly to keep the machine performing well. Be sure to check over parts such as the emergency stops, no parts or tools are loose, wiring is correct and electrical components and enclosures are clean (power supply should be switched off before you check any electrical connections), check there are no leaks and any filters are cleaned and cleared.

Lubricate

When your machine includes various moving components you need to keep these functioning smoothly to allow your CNC router to work at peak performance. Not all parts require this so check with our support staff, as we offer lifetime remote technical support, whether your machine or any parts need regular oiling or greasing.

CNC Router Best Practices

Safety

Keeping your machine and equipment in good condition will reduce any possible breakdowns of the machine which could lead to faults or incidents. Keeping your CNC router machine clean will also keep it a safe one.  Daily and weekly cleaning schedules should be undertaken to ensure your machine is clean and running free of dirt and debris.

Longevity

Using your machine continuously will inevitably acquire some wear and tear, however preventing build up of dirt and debris will ad to the lifetime of your CNC router. Switch off your machine at the end of every day or shift, as you can imagine electrical components can get hot during their working cycles, this will reduce the chance of burnout on connectors etc.

Performance

Regular upkeep of your machine and its parts will ensure everything is the best quality it can be. This will also give you the opportunity to check your machine and components to see if anything needs replacing, removing or adjusting. Any worn parts should be replaced to keep your machine running in good condition.