Maintenance

Operations to do when owning a SmartBench

100 Operational Hours Check

Items to check and maintenance to perform every 100 hours of use.

Lube the Z Axis Lead Screw

  • Clean away any debris that might have built up from the Z Axis lead screw.
  • Apply a multi purpose grease to the whole length of the Z Axis lead screw.
  • After applying the grease run the Z Axis up and down to it's full extent to ensure the grease is covering all control surfaces.
  • Remove any excess grease at the upper and lower ends of the lead screw with a cloth.

320 Operational Hours Check

Items to check and maintenance to perform every 320 hours of use.

Axis Wheel Setting (X and Y)

  • Follow the video instruction to check if you need to adjust your axis wheel seetings
  • If wheel adjustments are made follow the calibration proceedure below

Squaring the Axis

  • Follow the video instruction to make sure the X and Y axis are square after 320 hours of operation or after replacing or using a different or new Lower X Beam.
  • If wheel adjustments are made to square the axis follow the calibration proceedure below

Axis Wheel Setting (X and Z)

  • Follow the video instruction to check if you need to adjust your axis wheel seetings
  • If wheel adjustments are made follow the calibration proceedure below

Calibration Check

  • Calibrating you SmartBench is a critical factor in maintaining cutting accuracy and performance.
Calibrating will be necessary in the following situations:
  • Significant changes in temperature
  • The fitting of warranty replacements
  • Excessive vibrations in transit
  • Regular maintenance checks (every 320hrs of use)
  • SmartBench now comes with a calibration wizard, which should make calibrating quick and easy.
  • See our walkthrough video below for your step by step guide!