Machine rebuild is a planned process with the parts being ordered and received before a date to do the job is scheduled. These jobs are normally scheduled for a weekend beginning on Friday morning and completed by Monday. The hours we work to accomplish the machine rebuild are long putting us on-site late Friday and Saturday night. The charge would either be an hourly service rate or a flat rate depending on the machine. For example, a CS42/T42 rebuild which would include replacing linier guide ways, ball screws, bearings, lube filters, and metering valves. This system has many pluses, first of course, is the amount of downtime second is cost and third is disruption of work forces during rebuild.
How do you know your machine needs to be rebuilt? If while turning a piece you get a dip. If your headstock alignment is good in the last 6 inches of travel but bad in the first 6 inches. If your machine is chattering, getting a inferior surface finish while machining, and your trucks are torque to the max. Call us we will come out and inspect your machine for you and advise you on what is needed to get your machine back to factory specks.