CNC Machine Maintenance

Regular CNC machine maintenance and service

Regularly scheduled CNC machine maintenance is the key to avoiding downtime and unnecessary repair costs while increasing production uptime.

Interstate provides the adjacent CNC maintenance services at all critical hourly milestones; 500, 1,000 and 2,000 hours. Our CNC technicians are professional, experienced, trained and certified.

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Every Three Months or 500 Hours

  • Check and grease the chain on the chip conveyor
  • Check and clean the filters on the coolant tank

Every Six Months or 1000 Hours

  • Have the coolant tank cleaned of sludge, chips, and oil
  • Have the chuck and jaws taken off the machine and cleaned
  • Have the hydraulic tank drained and replace the hydraulic oil with fresh hydraulic oil also have the line filter and suction filter changed
  • Have the radiator cleaned and make sure the radiator fins are straight
  • Have the lubrication unit drained and cleaned out – then add fresh way lube
    If your machine is equipped with a cooling unit, have the unit drained and refilled
  • Have the leveling of your machine checked and adjust if necessary
  • Have all way wipers inspected for any damage – clean and replace any wipers that are damaged

Once a Year or Every 2000 Hours

  • Have the headstock checked for taper
  • Have the spindle checked for radial and end play
  • Have the chuck cylinder checked for run out
  • Have the tailstock checked for taper
  • Have the turret parallelism and inclination checked
  • Run a backlash program to check the backlash in X and Z axis and adjust if necessary
  • Check the X and Z axis gibs and adjust if necessary