As a general rule, we recommend servicing wear items and replacing consumable oils on your CNC lathes at regular intervals. Preventative maintenance (PM) is paramount to keeping your Okuma running good parts for many years. We have outlined a list of maintenance items recommended for the GENOS L2000 and GENOS L3000 lathes and the suggested timing intervals. This is not a comprehensive list, but a few important highlights from your machine’s Operation and Maintenance Manual.
TIP: Save This Page!
Would it be a good idea to bookmark this page on your OSP control? It sure would. Would it be a crazy idea to print this page out and post it near your lathe? Not at all, we see this all the time! If that’s what operators in your shop respond to, there’s nothing wrong with going old school.
PM Checklist for GENOS L2000/L3000 CNC Lathes
- Daily: Check waycover wipers. Check for waylube level and use. Check hydraulic oil level and pressure. Check chiller oil level. Grease the chuck.
- Monthly: Check and correct machine level. Change hydraulic and chiller oil after the first month the machine is installed.
- 6 Months: Replace hydraulic and chiller oils. Clean or replace filters hydraulic and chiller units. Remove and clean the coolant tank. Lubricate the chip conveyor.
- Wipers: Should be replaced at maximum 3 year intervals, but should be inspected daily.
- Window Safety Glass: Should be replaced at maximum 2 year intervals, but should also be inspected daily.
- Back Up Your Data: Make sure you back up to a removable memory device often. In the unlikely occurrence of a hard drive failure or corruption of your files, you’ll have a recent copy of your machine data and parameters as a basis for recovery.
When You Need Distributor Support
To companies with full maintenance departments, these suggestions may sound like business as usual. However, many Okuma customers no longer keep maintenance technicians on staff. In either case, it’s wise to understand basics of your control. Review the Maintenance manual when calling your local distributor for technical support. Familiarity with the basics will allow clear communication of the problem. In many cases the solution may be provided over the phone as opposed to an onsite service call.
Thanks to Charlie Cagle, Support Center Supervisor, Okuma America Corporation, for providing this article.
(Blog post originaly posted in Okuma.com https://www.okuma.com/blog-laser-ex-safety-checklist )