Vertical Boring Mill Issues? These Lesser Known Trouble Spots Could Be Why

Vertical Boring Mill Issues? These Lesser Known Trouble Spots Could Be Why

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that vertical boring mills are the heart and soul of any heavy-duty metalworking facility. These machines are renowned for their precision, efficiency, and consistent results, making them an irreplaceable piece of kit.


The price these machines pay for continuous use in a facility make them, understandably, susceptible to wear and tear over time.


What may come as a surprise is that this failure doesn’t just have to come as a result of mechanical parts and components. Today’s piece will be looking over the more glossed over issues that can inflict these units.


Incorrect System Settings And/Or Programming Logic

The way CNC vertical boring mills can deliver such precise results comes from the ability to manipulate variables via computer programming. This blessing can also, in the wrong hands, plague a unit with issues; incorrect settings or poor programming logic can lead to instructional errors that produce unacceptable results.


As luck would have it, these issues can be reversed engineered. The act of fixing the issue itself can be considered simple, however, the ‘dive’ into suboptimal programming to get to the root of the issue can be a tumultuous task, which is why we recommend having a unit technician with experience come in to handle the situation in a fast manner.


Faulty Relay Boards

The part controllers for a boring unit are housed within the relay boards. An issue associated with these boards come from circuits that are no longer fused with one another due to trapped particulates. This can be unavoidable in some circumstances, where even quality designed machines with airtight circuit boards have been known to have these particulates get inside and interfere in a unit’s normal mode of operation. We recommend reaching out to a qualified technician with an understanding of the issue to ensure your unit doesn’t experience prolonged downtime.


Automatic Tool-Changing Gone Awry

The function of vertical boring mills in the modern facility are now outfitted to have an automatic tool-changing feature – helping operators save valuable time. If, however, you come to find that your unit is skipping a process from its normal tool-changing procedure, then this should be a point of concern as it can invariably lead to unit malfunction and damage.


In such cases, seeking out your unit’s manual is advised to alleviate this error. Should this not do the trick, then the issue may have to be remedied by way of a complete unit inspection from a qualified technician, helping you save time and money in the long run.


Often, the unit's manual can help you correct this error and resolve the issue. However, a technical issue that requires a complete unit inspection will need the help of professional qualified technicians, saving you time and money.


Troubleshooting Starts with a Technician

Getting your vertical boring mills back to normal in record time requires the expertise of licensed and experienced technicians, just like the ones at TOS America. Our technicians are always on hand to get you towards the results you need, when you need them for your unit. On top of all this, we also supply world-class vertical boring mills from FERMAT Machinery should a replacement be the only option. Reach out and learn more!

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