Our refurbishment services are cheaper than buying new from the manufacturer and cheaper than regrind facilities with less down time and quicker time to service.
We come to you to perform all services, typically within two weeks. We can get you up and running within one production shift per machine for typical repairs.
We have serviced and installed hundreds of ball screws at manufacturer's facilities to correct linear motion issues and understand each machine has its own set of challenges.
We are specialists in on-site repair and refurbishment of Heian Router and Machining Center linear motion systems including ball screw assemblies and linear way guides. During a consultation over the phone we will troubleshoot your issue and follow up with a service request with travel and work estimates. Multiple machines may be discounted as well as travel shared with neighboring facilities if scheduled down time is flexible. We can come out and inspect your equipment within 3 business days in emergency situations.
Basic Services Include:
- Ball Screw Repair and Refurbishment
- Ball Screw Installation and Removal
- Ball Screw End Bearing Replacement
- Linear Way Guide Rail Installation
- Linear Way Guide Block Repair and Refurbishment
- Clean, Flush, and Lube Service
- Free Inspections
We can perform inspections and service of linear motion systems in a variety of configurations including any of the following:
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Yes. We know it is misspelled. This is a sticker we found while servicing the rack and pinion system of a Heian Router. We thought we should add another sticker that said “When you feel like it or the boss is watching.”
While the rack in pinion systems are less accurate than ball screw systems, they make up for lower accuracy with increased speed and reliability. However, even with this simpler design, the gear teeth and rack track need to be cleaned and scrubbed periodically as preventative maintenance.
Ball screw tension is set on the Y-Axis by two fixed end mounts. While it may seem that the almost 3” wide solid steel shaft of the screw is stout, it does have a considerable amount of flex. For a ball screw to be effective, it must be stretched between the two mounts.
Note the dust covering the ball screw shaft before service. That dust is being packed inside the ball nut and has been doing so for years.