Field Service

Preventive Maintenance

Robot Preventive Maintenance Programs

The Bedrock to Successful Maintenance Strategies

From increasing robot longevity and reliability to reducing risk to start-up problems, having an experienced team with the tools and know-how to get the job done quickly without sacrificing quality is essential. By finding a field service company you can trust – maintenance personal within the plan can use their time and resources elsewhere.

Exceeding PM Maintenance Expectations

Good at vacuuming a control cabinet and checking for damaged cables or loose connections is one thing. Conducting motor brake slippage tests and greasing the mechanic unit per OEM specs, that’s something else. By going above the industry standard and taking a complete system approach – we’re able to provide additional value that can be felt throughout the entire organization.

Our routine preventative maintenance plans include OEM recommended maintenance, plus additional checks to keep your equipment operating with maximum efficiency. The most popular manufacturers we service include ABB, FANUC, KUKA, and Yaskawa Motoman.

Robot Preventive Maintenance Checks

Controller Evaluation

  • Replace Controller Batteries
  • Clean and Vacuum Control Cabinet
  • Replace Filter if Applicable
  • Check Cables and Connectors
  • Test Teach Pendant Functionality
  • Clean and Inspect Fan Units
  • Complete Program Backups

Robot Maintenance

  • Check for Defective Seals
  • Inspect Robot Cable Connections
  • Grease Mechanical Unit
  • Replace Robot Batteries
  • Conduct Motor Brake Slippage Test
  • Axis Backlash / End Play Checks
  • Check Overtravel Limits

Additional Services

  • Repeatability Checks
  • Oil + Grease Analysis
  • Health Assessment

Tailored to Your Needs

Certain applications and processes require special care or a little more attention than usual. If you are looking for something more specific, tailored and customized preventive maintenance contracts are available upon request. These programs include consultations and site visits to make sure your requirements are met, and objectives get accomplished.

Preventive maintenance for Motoman welding robots
Ask about our health assessment and oil + grease analysis services to maximize your automation performance.
 

It’s Number Crunching Time

The time and cost of preventive maintenance varies depending on the unique factors of the plants operations as well as the defined scope of work. However, it generally takes 2 to 4 hours to service one industrial robot. Certain factors like the position of the robot and/or copious amounts of tooling can alter the required time by a few hours.

Depending on the size – routine PM for an individual, floor mounted, non-obstructed robot with minimal tooling averages around $600-$1500.

Preventative Maintenance vs. Predictive Maintenance

Even with the introduction of predictive maintenance, preventative maintenance (PM) continues to be a key component to successful maintenance programs. The benefits of strategically planned and timed inspections have been well documented through the years. In fact, McKinsey & Company recently had an interesting article talking about this very subject.

Differences Between Preventive & Predictive Maintenance
Fanuc preventative maintenance for material handling robot
Robot preventive maintenance for FANUC, ABB, KUKA, & YASKAWA MOTOMAN.
 

Radical Transparency

Your company will receive a complete PM Report at the completion of the project. Serviced equipment will be marked with recommended follow-ups and any future maintenance suggestions as well. A detailed grease and oil analysis results summary will also be provided if you choose to include this add-on service.

Scheduling for Success

It’s best to plan these things ahead of time to ensure your preferred date(s) are available. Popular planned shutdown / maintenance times like the summer and holiday season can fill up fast.

On Guard Ready to Help

If you’re on the fence or unsure if preventative maintenance is right for your plant or application, feel free to contact one of our field service technicians directly using the form down below. You can upload a picture of your work cell to help our team get you the most accurate estimate and advice.

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