Industrial Electronic Repair
Industrial Electronic Repair Service
On the factory floor, industrial electronics are a tremendous tool. They allow you to automate much of the production process and work with greater precision. You can even make use of some electronics to monitor or aid other electronics.
But electronics are also as prone to malfunctions and breakdowns as any other machinery. And when your electronics stop working, it can be difficult to know what to do about it. The same factors that make them so precise and efficient on the job also make them intricate and complex devices to repair.
Global Electronic Services exists for this very reason. We provide testing and repair services for an array of industrial electronic equipment and keep you informed throughout the whole process.
Our Industrial Electronic Repair Process
At Global, we like to be transparent about what we do to your equipment. We offer updates throughout the process on the status of your devices, and we maintain a standard testing and repairing procedure for all equipment. This procedure uses 100% true load testing and custom engineered test stands across the two main stages of the process.
100% True Load Testing
The performance characteristics of any piece of electronics — whether it be a motor, power supply, circuit board or variable frequency drive — will change depending on if it is tested under a load. All electronics are designed to perform at a certain rating, and if you aren’t testing it that way, failures will go undiscovered, leading to downtime in the field.
This is why we are constantly developing test stands — so that after repairs have been made, we can be sure the device will work at its full capabilities once installed. These test stands include the following.
- Drive dynamometers: Drive dynamometers are designed to test all motor controls we service, including AC, DC, spindle and servo drives.
- Power load banks: Power load banks are for testing the output power characteristics of power supplies, both AC and DC. They encompass both low and high current supplies.
- Motor dynamometers: Motor dynamometers apply full torque at a full rated frequency and voltage to test any type of motor we service. These motors include AC induction, DC, permanent magnet, servo, stepper and spindle motors.
- Dynamic resistive loads: Dynamic resistive loads are for testing power characteristics along a specific response curve.
Stage 1: Drive Testing
After a motor control is repaired and all control function is verified, the final testing is done in two stages. In the first of these stages, a drive is installed on a motor that is not coupled mechanically to any load at the technician’s bench. This is so the technician can carefully monitor any abnormal change in current or irregular frequency issue and shut down the test before a failure occurs.
This test is performed using a motor undersized for the controller and at a lower speed. The motor is slowly brought up to full speed and closely monitored.
Stage 2: Dynamometers
Once the initial testing is complete, the drive is then installed on a dynamometer appropriate to its size. A dynamometer is a specialized braking device that creates a load by using two motors coupled together, which turn in opposite directions and present resistance to each other.
The drive is then made to perform at low, medium and high speeds while resistance is applied to the shaft that will apply a load on the output lines. The dynamometer is set to bring a drive up to its full amperage rating at each specific frequency.
Custom Engineered Test Stands
Many electronic devices work in what is called a closed-loop system. A brief definition of this is any device that requires a feedback response from another device to perform its function. Applications such as servo, computing, process control and robotics all use some form of communication to perform tasks within a machine’s operation.
Without this connectivity, very little of a device’s function can be tested. This is why we continually engineer test stands to ensure function on all models and manufacturers we service. These test stands include the following.
- Software platforms: Software platforms connect to devices across many different communication protocols such as DeviceNet, Profibus, SERCOS and Modbus.
- Transmit and receive stands: Transmit and receive stands are used for safety equipment such as light curtains and scanners.
- Multi-axis servo control stands: Multi-axis servo control stands are used for servo applications.
- Programmable logic controller (PLC) racks: PLC racks are for individual supply, processor and I/O testing.
- Flow control test stands: Flow control test stands are used for servo-operated valves, both hydraulic and pneumatic.
Services We Provide
Our overall repair process remains consistent across different services, and we work with many kinds of equipment. We service a vast array of industrial electronic equipment, from AC drives to circuit boards. Here are the devices we commonly work with.
AC and DC Drives
For any industrial repair company, it’s vital to understand the workings of AC and DC drives. We can quickly diagnose the problem with your drive and have it fixed in no time. We’re familiar with a range of AC and DC drive brands, including the following.
- General Electric
When your chart recorder breaks down, you may be inclined to buy a new one, but that isn’t the most cost-effective choice. Global Electronic Services can repair and return your damaged recorders in one to five days. We work with various chart recorder brands such as those below.
- Barber Colman
CNC controls are vulnerable to plenty of issues, from dull parts to faulty maintenance. Fortunately, we repair CNC controls from plenty of well-known brands like the following.
- Mori Seiki
Counters and Timers
Industrial counters and timers need maintenance occasionally, most often from having a broken connector ring. Thankfully, Global Electronic Services has the equipment to test and repair those devices. We service many different counter and timer brands, including those below.
- Red Lion
- Barber Colman
Many different kinds of encoders are used throughout various industries, but we can handle nearly all of them, including the following types.
We can repair encoders from brands like SONY and Honeywell, among others.
When your flowmeter breaks down, it affects your whole system. You can’t transfer substances without being able to regulate how much gets through, so you’re forced to grind everything to a halt until it’s repaired. That’s why we work to get your flowmeters repaired and returned in less than a week. We service various flowmeter types, including those below.
- Positive displacement
- Gravimetric flow
I/O modules are common pieces of equipment to need repairs, often from something as simple as being overloaded with dust. We’re familiar with many different I/O manufacturers, like those below, and can get your I/O boards fixed quickly
- Texas Instruments
- General Electric
One of the types of equipment we most specialize in is industrial controls. These controls are supposed to tell your other machinery what to do, so if they stop working, so does your other equipment. We’ll take a look at your faulty controls to determine the source of the problem, and replace any malfunctioning parts to have it running smoothly again in a matter of days.
Like industrial controls, PLCs — programmable logic controllers — are vital to the way your different devices and pieces of equipment communicate with each other. Losing a PLC can have major repercussions if not addressed quickly. Global Electronic Services provides fast PLC repair service to get your system up and running again. We specialize in PLC brands like those below.
- Texas Instruments
Your power supplies convert energy into the appropriate form for your other equipment to use, so losing one can put everything on hold. Thankfully, we repair many different types of power supplies, including the following.
- Variable AC power supplies
- Frequency changers
- Isolation transformers
- Unregulated linear power supplies
- Regulated linear power supplies
- Switching regulated power supplies
- Ripple regulated power supplies
- Adjusted regulated power supplies
- Battery and solar-powered supplies
- AC-to-DC converters
- DC-to-AC converters
Printed Circuit Boards
Printed circuit boards (PCBs) aren’t cheap, so you probably don’t want to replace them every time something goes wrong. That’s why it’s a good idea to take advantage of our experience with repairing them. We offer several SMT repair options like those below.
- Gold finger repair
- BGA pad repair
- Failed component repair
- Impact damage
- Broken traces
- Populated boards
If you use robotics, you do it for a simple reason — to increase the ease and efficiency of your job. But when a piece of robotics is malfunctioning, it usually just has the opposite effect, messing up the production process and forcing you to spend time repairing the equipment instead of doing your actual job.
The good news is that we can handle those repairs for you. We’re familiar with robotics brands such as the following.
- ASI Robotics
In any industrial job, “safety first” is an excellent motto to have. Production speed and quality are fantastic, but you can’t prioritize them over your workers’ safety. So when your safety equipment is down for the count, you need to get it back up quickly. At Global Electronic Services, we repair many different types of safety equipment, including those below.
- Safety light curtains
- Scanner sensors
With their compact size, high torque and extreme precision, it’s no wonder that servo drives are critical to your workplace. A lot of your machinery is dependent on them, so when they’re not working properly, you need to get them fixed quickly. Thankfully, we have years of experience working with servos. We’ll repair your equipment with minimal downtime to get you back in gear.
A common cause of equipment malfunctions is overheating, which is why it’s important to have a temperature control unit to keep everything in check. But what do you do when your temperature control unit is the thing malfunctioning? Bring it to Global Electronic Services. We service temperature control brands like the following.
- Red Lion
- Barber Colman
While other machine failures can cause your equipment to shut down, transducer malfunctions have a different effect. When your sensors aren’t working correctly, the other equipment might continue to run but do its job incorrectly without accurate feedback from the sensor.
That’s why it’s vital to get service on any faulty transducers as soon as you can. At Global Electronic Services, we work with transducers from OEMs such as those below.
Measure controls, ultrasonic welders and other ultrasonic equipment is as vulnerable to malfunction as any other machinery, so it’s essential to troubleshoot it when it appears something might be going wrong. We service many different ultrasonic brands, including the following.
- Crest Ultrasonics
We’ll keep you informed on the status of your equipment, and get it back to you in good condition within only a few days.
Why Choose Global Electronic Services Repair?
At Global Electronic Services, we have an array of experienced technicians who are intimately familiar with the workings of the equipment they service. We also practice ongoing education and certifications to keep current in the fast-paced, ever-changing electronic world. This includes the following.
- Factory-authorized training: We provide factory-authorized training through a wide variety of manufacturers.
- EASA certification: We have certification and training from EASA, the electro-mechanical authority, for all rotating apparatus, including AC and DC motors, generators, servos and spindles.
- Mitchell Electronics certification: We possess the Mitchell Electronics certification for testing of all feedback types, includingabsolute encoders, incremental encoders, resolvers and tachometers.
- Certified technicians: Our technicians hold ISCET, IPC and Mill Spec certifications.
Let Global Electronic Services Handle All Your Industrial Electronic Repair Services
Whether it be component-level failure, normal wear, environmental damage or software or firmware corruption, Global Electronic Services is here to help. We are a trusted partner for some of the top OEMs, manufacturers and distributors in the world because of our highly trained, certified and experienced technicians and our industry-leading test equipment.
We refurbish and repair your entire unit and fully test all equipment 100% before leaving the facility. You won’t get your equipment back until we’re confident it’s going to work right. And if you have any questions, please take advantage of our 24/7 customer support, where a knowledgeable staff member is waiting to talk to you.
All equipment is evaluated, repaired and tested 100% before leaving our facility. Let us show you how to lower production costs by repairing your electronic equipment.
You can rest assured you are getting the highest quality repairs in the industry with Global Electronic Services. Call us today for all of your industrial electronic equipment repair needs, or click below to request a quote online or ask a question to one of our technicians!
You can get all this plus a Global Price Guarantee, meaning we’ll beat any competitor’s price on your repair by 10%. If your business works on electronics, there’s really no other choice. Let Global Electronic Services take care of all your electronics maintenance and repair needs. Get a free quote on your repair services now.
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