Operations to do when owning a SmartBench

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Operations to do when owning a SmartBench

Maintenance

50 Operational Hours Check

Items to check and maintenance to perform every 50 hours of use.

Check and maintain the spindle

1. Remove the rear cover of your spindle as shown in the video below.

2. Check the condition of the brushes.

Excessive wear!!
If brushes are less than 8mm long
both brushes should be replaced

Good condition
10 - 16mm length
continue using the spindle

3. Change the brushes if you see excessive wear

4. Clean any build up of dust or debris from around the armature

Lube the Z Axis Lead Screw

1. Clean away any debris that might have built up from the Z Axis lead screw.

2. Apply a multi purpose grease to the whole length of the Z Axis lead screw.

3. After applying the grease run the Z Axis up and down to it's full extent to ensure the grease is covering all control surfaces.

4. Remove any excess grease at the upper and lower ends of the lead screw with a cloth.

320 Operational Hours Check

Items to check and maintenance to perform every 320 hours of use.

Axis Wheel Setting (X and Y)

1. Follow the video instruction to check if you need to adjust your axis wheel seetings

2. If wheel adjustments are made follow the calibration proceedure below

Squaring the Axis

1. Follow the video instruction to make sure the X and Y axis are square after 320 hours of operation or after replacing or using a different or new Lower X Beam.

2. If wheel adjustments are made to square the axis follow the calibration proceedure below

Axis Wheel Setting (X and Z)

1. Follow the video instruction to check if you need to adjust your axis wheel seetings

2. If wheel adjustments are made follow the calibration proceedure below

Calibration Check

Calibrating you SmartBench is a critical factor in maintaining cutting accuracy and performance.

Calibrating will be necessary in the following situations:

Significant changes in temperature

The fitting of warranty replacements

Excessive vibrations in transit

Regular maintenance checks (every 320hrs of use)

SmartBench now comes with a calibration wizard, which should make calibrating quick and easy.

See our walkthrough video below for your step by step guide!