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In the event of a breakdown, your first thought may be to replace the HMI, Power supply or machinery asset. This could be due to production pressures or an obsolete part. However, it may be more expensive to replace the existing one, than to repair it!
In most scenarios, repairing faulty parts is most likely the best financial option, until the cost exceeds the economic repair costs. Another benefit for companies is the repaired part can be easily reinstalled into situ, rather than installing a new part. Research conducted by the AEMT and EASA associations reveals that electric motors can be rewound multiple times. This process can maintain, or even improve, the motor’s electrical efficiency without needing to be replaced.
Repairing Obsolete Parts
As technology advances, there will be an increase in obsolete repairs due to capabilities and automation developments. A part becomes obsolete because it is no longer produced by manufacturers or has been discontinued.
At Neutronic, we understand the need to continue using obsolete parts. We support our customers with our in-house equipment and skills to complete obsolete repairs. Our testing facilities can run test obsolete parts to ensure they are operating at peak efficiency.
An obsolete part we regularly have sent to Neutronic is a Mitsubishi E1012 HMI, commonly used by Food and Beverage manufacturers. These are widely used in the industry, however, are no longer manufactured by Mitsubishi. Our engineers can repair and run test the obsolete E1012 HMI back to working order with our in-house facilities.
How can I reduce breakdowns?
Regular asset maintenance will help reduce unexpected breakdowns, ensuring the machinery meets OEM specifications to keep running at peak efficiency.
Implementing a Condition Monitoring system into your workshop will help you to monitor the equipment’s efficiency. Indications of concerning changes that could lead to breakdowns in the future will be outlined. Preventative maintenance allows you to schedule the repair, suiting your production schedule, minimising unexpected downtime.
Asset management helps to monitor the operation of your parts. Research recommends that Motors should be serviced every 6 months. Performing routine preventative and predictive tasks can extend a motor’s life and improve its efficiency.
Keeping a Spare on the shelf?
Storing spares helps you quickly get your production lines back up and running in the event of an unexpected breakdown.
Financial costs can be reduced by storing replacement equipment onsite. This will help reduce downtime. Exchange the faulty part for a working part to start production again. The failed part will then be sent in for repair.
Neutronic supplies major manufacturing brands such as WEG, SEW-Eurodrive and Control Techniques. We are an official distributor of WEG products, providing high-quality products to our customer base. Contact our team for advice on which product will best fit your machining needs.
Neutronic has the expertise to repair most obsolete repairs. If you have an obsolete part which you are looking to get repaired, contact us on 0845 180 0483.