Preventative Maintenance on Your CNC Machine

When it comes to CNC machines, preventive maintenance is key to ensuring their longevity and optimal performance. Regular maintenance not only minimizes downtime but also helps to identify potential issues before they become major problems, saving you time and money in the long run. Here are a few preventive maintenance tasks you can perform to keep your CNC machine running smoothly:

Daily Preventative Maintenance

  1. Check hydraulic pressure, fluids, chuck pressure, lube levels, and coolant levels
  2. Clean out chips, grease parts, windows, and doors, and wipe down and lubricate way covers

Every 3 months or 500 hours On Your CNC Machine

  1. Check and grease the chain on the chip conveyor
  2. Check and clean the filter coolant tank

Every 6 Months or 1000 Hours Preventive Maintenance

  1. Clean the coolant tank of sludge, chips, and oil
  2. Clean chuck and jaws
  3. Drain the hydraulic tank and replace the hydraulic oil
  4. Change the line filter and suction filter
  5. Clean the radiator and straighten any bent fins
  6. Drain and clean the lubrication unit, and add fresh way lube
  7. Drain and refill the cooling unit
  8. Ensure the machine is level, adjust if necessary
  9. Clean and inspect way wipers, and replace damaged ones

Annual Preventative Maintenance or Every 2000 Hours

  1. Check headstock for taper
  2. Check the spindle for radial and end play
  3. Check chuck cylinder for “Run-out”
  4. Check tailstock for taper
  5. Check turret parallelism and inclination
  6. Run backlash program
  7. Check X & Z axis Gibs

3 Take Action Tips For Your CNC Machine

  • Create a Preventative Maintenance Schedule
  • Schedule Preventative Maintenance early
  • Continually inspect for unseen or potential issues

At Integrated Machinery Systems, we understand the importance of keeping your CNC machine running smoothly and efficiently. That’s why we have a team of factory-trained and experienced service engineers who are dedicated to providing you with exceptional preventative maintenance support. With our team by your side, you can rest assured that your CNC machine is in good hands.

Whether you need routine maintenance or emergency repairs, we offer a range of services to keep your CNC machine operating at peak performance. Our service engineers are equipped with the latest tools and technology to diagnose and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Plus, with our extensive inventory of genuine OEM parts, we can quickly replace any worn or damaged components to minimize downtime and keep your production on track.

At Integrated Machinery Systems, we believe in providing our customers with the highest level of service and support. That’s why our support team is available via phone and email from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you need assistance, simply call us at 630-250-8305 or email us at We’ll be happy to schedule your service and answer any questions you may have.

Don’t let a breakdown or malfunction slow down your operations. Trust the experts at Integrated Machinery Systems to provide you with the reliable maintenance and support you need to keep your CNC machine running smoothly. Contact us today to schedule your service and experience the IMS difference for yourself.

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