Preventive Maintenance
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Preventive Maintenance

Productivity’s machine tool preventive maintenance pays for itself. How?

Productivity Preventive Maintenance Technician Greeting

  • Productivity provides CNC preventive maintenance for most makes and models of machine tools as well as FANUC robots.
  • We offer flexible service levels and costs to provide the coverage you need. We’ll even tailor a service program that fits your exact needs and budget.
  • We manage your service plan so you don’t have to. We provide dedicated service personnel, easy scheduling and annual service reminders.
  • Service is available on wide range of machines, even if they were not purchased from Productivity.
  • Service is performed by factory-certified, knowledgeable and courteous technicians.
  • Technicians arrive with the tools and parts needed to get the job done right the first time. And they clean up once the job is complete.
  • You get the peace of mind knowing your machine is safe, well-adjusted and operating in top condition.

Not sure how to decide if a PM program is right for you, check out our blog on how to get started with a preventive maintenance program.

You can download our Preventive Maintenance brochure below.

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The standard service includes a thorough inspection of your machine’s key components and mechanical systems. The following is a list of some of the services that will be performed during a Productivity Preventive Maintenance inspection:

Machine Tools

Mechanical System

  • Check machine level
  • Verify spindle sweep
  • Check gear shift operation*
  • Check spindle orientation alignment
  • Change gearbox oil
  • Inspect drive belt
  • Inspect and adjust tool changer system
  • Inspect spindle taper condition
  • Inspect way cover wipers
  • Check tool change operation
  • Clean/lubricate tool changer
  • Inspect counterbalance system
  • Check & adjust X, Y, Z backlash
  • Inspect lines, hoses and cables

Way Lube System

  • Clean filters
  • Inspect lines and fittings
  • Verify lube/pump operation

Coolant System

  • Operation check of pump and motor
  • TSC Systems*

Air System

  • Clean filters
  • Check pressure/adjust regulator
  • Inspect system for leaks

Electrical System

  • Clean electrical cabinet
  • Check voltages
  • Inspect connections/terminal
  • Inspect grounds
  • Replace or clean fan filter
  • Check limit switches/safety locks
  • Check motor brushes
  • Keypad operation
  • Check all fans

Lathe Preventive Maintenance Only

  • Verify turret/spindle alignment

Optional Special Services:

  • Ball Bar Analysis – Tests circularity and verifies the positioning accuracy and repeatability of your machine tool.
  • Vibration Analyzer- Measures and records machine vibration characteristics within the drive system. Verifies machine vibration against established criteria. Use as a benchmark for future tests.
  • Where applicable
FANUC Robots

Productivity is equipped to help you with all of your FANUC robot maintenance and service needs. A Productivity Preventive Maintenance program gives you peace of mind that your robot is operating in top condition. Productivity manages your tailored service plan so that you don’t have to ­— by providing dedicated personnel, easy scheduling and annual service reminders.

A Productivity robotic preventive maintenance is performed annually, or at 2000 robot hours, whichever comes first. You can expect an expert technician to perform the following checks:

  • Check the mechanical unit cables to make sure that they are free from severe kinks, that there are no cuts or tears in the wire insulation and that all terminations are secure.
  • Tighten the external main mounting bolts.
  • Clean all chips and debris from the mechanical unit.
  • Check the mounting bolts/ screws on the end effector/ end of arm tool and tighten, if necessary.
  • Check the robot connection cables to make sure that they are free from severe kinks, that there are no cuts or tears in the wire insulation and that all terminations are secure.
  • Grease the balancer housing, if applicable for your robot.
  • Inspect and where necessary clean the controller cabinet of dust and dirt.
  • Replace the mechanical unit batteries – do NOT let them die. Failure to replace the batteries before they die may result in you having to re-master the robot.
Spindle/Ballbar Analysis Package

Get an analysis and performance report for your CNC machine tool.

Productivity Quality, Inc. will provide a half day of evaluations on your CNC machine tool.

  • The telescoping ballbar from Renishaw, Inc. provides a simple, rapid check of your CNC machine tool’s positioning performance to recognized international standards (e.g. ISO, ASME etc) allowing you to benchmark and track the performance of your machines and to quickly diagnose problems.
  • The Spindle Error Analyzer measures the motions of your machine tool spindle at operating speeds. It then analyzes and reports error motions that decrease part quality. These measurements aid in troubleshooting, prevent unnecessary spindle rebuilds, and result in increased part quality and decreased scrap.

Call Productivity at 763-745-1161 or email at

Daily Machine Tool Preventive Maintenance

Things you can do between Preventive Maintenance visits to help extend the life of your machine and keep it in smooth running condition:

  • Perform a visual check of the entire machine.
  • Get to know your machine by referring to the maintenance section of your operator’s manual.
  • Check the hydraulic unit and lubrication tank daily to see that the pressure and fluid levels are correct.
  • Check the air regulator and make sure the air pressure is correct and that there is no moisture in the lines.
  • Clean chips out of the machine daily, and check for areas where chips may collect and compact.
  • Check coolant daily and maintain the correct coolant level. Proper coolant mixture and cleanliness improve the machining operation; clean chips from the coolant tank regularly.
  • Periodically check the hoses, belts, tool changer and way covers for signs of wear or malfunction.
Daily Robot Preventive Maintenance

By performing periodic maintenance procedures, you can identify potential failures before the result in unexpected downtime – maximizing your robot uptime. For specific details, refer to your robot’s mechanical and electrical manuals.  

Daily Maintenance


Before daily operation (with robot OFF and NOT in motion):

  • Check air pressure using gauges provided by your integrator.
  • Clean all sensors and optics, and visually inspect components for damage.
  • Check the mechanical unit for grease/oil leakage.
  • Check the robot controller cooling fans.


While the robot is in operational mode,

  • Check for unusual or strange sounds as it goes through its first cycle – this may indicate an internal problem. If that is the case, contact Productivity Service.

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MN, SD, ND, IA, NE, WI 763.745.1161 or email

CO, NM, East WY 303.571.4933 or email

UT, ID, MT, West WY 801.886.2221 or email

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