Key Checklist Items for Maintaining Electrical Cabinets in your Facility
Factory automation relies heavily on electrical cabinets. The smooth running of the factory depends on these components working properly. Electrical cabinet maintenance is critical to keeping the machines running. In this article, we will discuss some common maintenance tasks that should be done regularly.
One important maintenance task is to verify the screw terminals. These should be checked for tightness and corrosion. The terminals can become loose over time, which can cause electrical problems. Corrosion can also build up and cause problems such as shorts.
Another maintenance task is to replace or clean the air filters. These filters can become clogged with dust and other particles. This can cause the cabinet to overheat and damage the components inside. Quite a costly hazard to incur.
Routine replacement of the PLC batteries is also necessary. These batteries power the controllers that run the machines. If they are not replaced regularly, they can fail and cause the machines to malfunction.
Finally, another maintenance task that should be done regularly is to replace mechanical relays. These relays control the flow of electricity in the cabinet. Over time, they can wear out and cause electrical problems. Routine checking of them can help catch any wear and replace it before it becomes an issue.
Creating a checklist of these items and others that go into your routine maintenance schedule will help keep your factory running smoothly. Enlisting the help of a qualified maintenance technician to do these tasks can save you time and money in the long run. Neglecting electrical cabinet maintenance can lead to costly repairs down the line. Don’t let that happen to you! Stay on top of your maintenance schedule and keep your factory running like a well-oiled machine.
If you have any questions about electrical cabinet maintenance, or if you need help creating a maintenance schedule, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.