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Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Planning Model for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling Machine
American Journal of Embedded Systems and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 44-47
Received: Oct. 4, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 20, 2017; Published: Jan. 2, 2018
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Muhammad Salman Sarfraz, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
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Preventive maintenance is early access or pre-planned maintenance of the problems occur in any machinery units and it has become the important part of today’s industry to avoid breakdown as it can save costly faults, keep Continues production with standardize machinery, reduce waste and also important for safety of deployment. The paper describes the way to avoid breakdown in CNC’s by using time based scheduled preventive maintenance for different parameters, while taking 20 CNC machines under observation. PM sheet of CNC’s is divided into parts over time for different parameters like chuck pressure inspection is kept in daily basis list while ATC Arm in 4 month check list. Some parameters set on the basis of theoretical studies of material fatigue life and some on experimental basis in the resultant sheet. The developed sheet could help manufacturers to figure out the problems in CNC’s on their usage over time range, simply the sheet can be taken as survey of performance of CNC’s. Also a proper planed PM sheet can save a valuable amount of money on maintenance.
PM: Preventive Maintenance, CNC: Computer Numeric Control, BM: Breakdown Maintenance, CNC: Milling M/c, CNC: Machine Tools, Machining Materials
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Muhammad Salman Sarfraz, Implementing a Preventive Maintenance Planning Model for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling Machine, American Journal of Embedded Systems and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 44-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ajesa.20170506.11
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