SmartBench requires the user to undertake interval maintenance tasks to ensure your product runs smoothly and accurately.
SmartBench is designed to be maintained by the operator, and has built-in automatic reminders to help you out. The level of maintenance required is fairly low, but necessary.
Our manuals, online CNC Academy, and even the Console apps will show you how to carry out all of these maintenance tasks yourself.
Link to procedure article
These maintenance procedures below are to keep your spindle in good condition
~50 hours - Check that both brushes are over 9.5mm, new brushes are 16mm for reference
~120 - 500 hours (depending on your brushes and application)
Ensure the brush wire is reinstated on the side furthest from the PCB (Photo to show this on the brush replacement article)
Replacement brushes are available here
Clamping bolt grease
~50 hours - Remove the spindle clamping bolt - clean, grease then reinstate
Just needs to be quick look over between each collet change
These maintenance procedures below are to keep your SmartBench moving smoothly
Z axis lubrication
~50 hours - We recommend a lithium based multipurpose grease (We use this grease in our factory)
Or if the machine has not been in use for a while, or stalling
This is also best done in conjuction with cleaning the Z-Axis wheel channels
Visual check for any Broken or damaged wheels
Check every 320 hours or when wheels are easily visible
Wheel setting Z-Head
Wheel setting Lower Beam
Check every 120 hours or when accuracy improvement is required
Motor Setting Z-Head
Motor Setting Lower beam
120 hours or when accuracy improvement is required
Cleaning the wheel channels and racks where necessary
Anti Static Measures
Ensure the extraction hose is not longer than 1.5 metres and that it is correctly earthed this prevents the build-up of static electricity in your extraction hose which can cause mid-job interruptions
The SmartBench Console has automatic built-in reminders for calibration, brush replacement, and Z axis lubrication. This will ensure your SmartBench performs as it should, giving you maximum uptime.