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The Benefits of a Maintenance Contract

If you've chosen to buy a new CNC Woodworking machine, you'll have peace of mind that most eventualities will be covered by warranty for at least the next 12 months. But if you have bought a used CNC woodworking machine, or you have inherited a used CNC woodworking machine, you should really consider a Preventative Maintenance Contract.

Peace of Mind

Whatever your industry, there's no doubt that having a Preventative Maintenance Contract in place for your CNC woodworking machine can give you complete peace of mind. Whether you're a small business owner with many other jobs to juggle, or you're a Health and Safety Officer in a multi-national furniture manufacturer, we are all busy people trying to add value to the business. 

When you take out a Service Contract with Definitive Machine Services, you're investing in over 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry. We carry out a full 50-point (up to) checklist that enables us to advise you of any corrective action required for your CNC woodworking machine.

PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is:

  • suitable for the intended use
  • safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate
  • used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training
  • accompanied by suitable health and safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include guarding, emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices
  • used in accordance with specific requirements, for mobile work equipment and power presses

So whatever industry you are in, we all have a responsibility to the staff that is operating the machinery to ensure that it is in a safe condition. 

Service Contracts Save On Costs:

By identifying and rectifying an issue before it becomes a live issue, you can reduce the overall cost of ownership of your CNC woodworking machine. Let's have a look at the case study below:

Fault:

During a service, a grease line to the Z-axis linear bearing is discovered disconnected.

Action: 

The part is identified and replaced, a check to make sure grease is penetrating the bearing is carried out. The bearing is inspected for damage and the issue is considered closed.

Left undiagnosed:

The above issue could have resulted in the linear bearing eventually running dry, destroying the bearing, and scoring the linear rail, potentially beyond repair.

Service Contracts increase the resale value

Just as a full service history increases a car's value, the same can be said about the service history of a woodworking CNC machine. If a prospective buyer can see that the machine has been well maintained, it increases the resale value.

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