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Lost the Manual for an Industrial Machine: What Should You Do?

Published September 19, 2022 8 Views

Lost the Manual for an Industrial Machine: What Should You Do?

Industrial machine manuals are vital to understanding the everyday operation of — and troubleshooting for — the equipment at your Rochester facility. Unfortunately, these manuals can be easy to lose — especially if your business has relied on a particular machine for several years...

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FAQ about AC/DC Drives

Published August 3, 2022 85 Views

FAQ about AC/DC Drives

Polarity is an important factor when welding, impacting both the strength and quality of the weld. AC and DC welding determine that polarity. Because these acronyms tend to cause confusion, we've answered a few common questions about AC/DC drives below: What do AC and DC stand for? Kno...

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FAQ About LCD Retrofits

Published July 5, 2022 86 Views

FAQ About LCD Retrofits

Industrial technology is advancing at a dizzying pace. While some equipment has managed to stand the test of time, other models are in dire need of upgrades. Such is the case for many human machine interface (HMI) screens. These once primarily involved cathode ray tubes (CRTs) have since shifted...

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FAQ About Industrial Chillers

Published June 8, 2022 103 Views

FAQ About Industrial Chillers

Refrigeration systems are often called on to keep industrial spaces in Rochester climate-controlled. This equipment is particularly important for injection molding and resistance welding. Keep reading to learn more about industrial chillers and the vital role they play in a variety of Rochester oper...

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FAQ About Chart Recorders

Published May 19, 2022 104 Views

FAQ About Chart Recorders

Chart recorders have long been essential tools for data collection at top industrial facilities in Rochester. Despite this, many professionals still don't understand how they function or why strategic selection, maintenance, and repairs are so important. In this chart recorder FAQ, we answer...

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FAQ About Oscilloscopes

Published April 8, 2022 174 Views

FAQ About Oscilloscopes

Few industrial tools are as useful as the simple oscilloscope, which has long been an essential piece of equipment for hobbyists and professionals alike. Frequently referred to as o-scopes, these test instruments provide reliable measurements. Keep reading to learn what they are and how they work....

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How Does Ultrasonic Welding Work?

Published March 23, 2022 149 Views

How Does Ultrasonic Welding Work?

Drawing on the power of high-frequency vibrations, ultrasonic welding brings unmatched speed to the process of welding thermoplastic materials and metals. This approach to welding can be incredibly cost-effective, not to mention practical, as it eschews the need for traditional fasteners. Ult...

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What to Know About Branson Error Codes

Published March 7, 2022 419 Views

What to Know About Branson Error Codes

Branson error codes are a common concern among our top clients at Rochester Industrial Services. Whether these clients rely on the Branson 900 series, the 2000 series, or other equipment, the complaint is the same: an error message pops up when users least expect it. Many of those who seek ou...

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Ultrasonics Training from Rochester Industrial Services

Published February 9, 2022 193 Views

Ultrasonics Training from Rochester Industrial Services

The field of ultrasonics is bursting with potential. We've experienced this firsthand at Rochester Industrial Services. The problem? Businesses and individuals that require ultrasonic equipment often know little to nothing about proper upkeep and troubleshooting. This lack of understandi...

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The Importance of Stress Testing Your Electronic Equipment

Published December 10, 2021 266 Views

The Importance of Stress Testing Your Electronic Equipment

How often do you test your electronic equipment? Are you aware of how it functions under extreme circumstances? If not, you could be at risk of major malfunctions. Keep reading to learn what stress testing is and why it's so important: What Is Stress Testing? The concept of stress test...

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Common Reasons Why Sensitive Equipment Breaks

Published November 8, 2021 217 Views

Common Reasons Why Sensitive Equipment Breaks

Industrial equipment can prove surprisingly sensitive, with seemingly minor concerns often leading to considerable malfunctions. Anticipating such incidents is essential, as you otherwise risk costly downtime. Many issues can be avoided by keeping these common concerns in mind: Using Equipmen...

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A Brief History of Ultrasonic Welding

Published October 4, 2021 241 Views

A Brief History of Ultrasonic Welding

Ultrasonic technology is a relatively recent addition to the welding process, but it represents a huge step forward. Reliant on high-frequency acoustic vibrations, this approach has allowed for exciting strides in everything from healthcare to aerospace. Before you can truly understand ultras...

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Training Your In-House Techs on Complicated Equipment: Do's And Don'ts

Published September 16, 2021 217 Views

Training Your In-House Techs on Complicated Equipment: Do's And Don'ts

You're proud to employ a strong team of in-house technicians who understand the ins and outs of your equipment. If you invest in more complicated models, however, you may quickly find that their skills and knowledge fall short. Extensive training may be required to ensure that in-house te...

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How Spare Industrial Equipment Can Prepare You For a Potential Breakdown

Published August 17, 2021 250 Views

How Spare Industrial Equipment Can Prepare You For a Potential Breakdown

What happens when your industrial equipment inevitably suffers a breakdown? No matter how well you've maintained your machinery, this moment is bound to arrive — and when it does, spare equipment can make all the difference.   As a critical area of consideration when plannin...

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How Much Money Does Broken Equipment Cost Your Business?

Published July 5, 2021 282 Views

How Much Money Does Broken Equipment Cost Your Business?

How much of your company's equipment is fully functional? Even small problems can have big consequences over time. As such, swift diagnosis and repairs are essential. To convince you of the value of finding a prompt solution, we've highlighted just a few of the many ways broken equipment can...

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What Happens If Your Onsite (Or Offsite) Repair Person Leaves When You Have an Urgent Need?

Published June 8, 2021 435 Views

What Happens If Your Onsite (Or Offsite) Repair Person Leaves When You Have an Urgent Need?

You rely on your technician to keep your equipment in excellent shape, both through regular maintenance, and when needed, prompt repairs. This person can't always be present, however — and when he or she leaves, it's crucial that you have a backup plan in place. Seek Help From a Tru...

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Triaging While Your Industrial Equipment Is Being Worked On

Published May 8, 2021 372 Views

Triaging While Your Industrial Equipment Is Being Worked On

Following a frustrating industrial equipment malfunction, you are eager for a quick fix. Swift service is important, but a detail-oriented approach is also critical. Without such precision, you risk running into additional problems — and even more downtime — in the future. The wai...

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Why You Should Beta Test Recently Repaired Equipment

Published April 20, 2021 333 Views

Why You Should Beta Test Recently Repaired Equipment

After a concerning outage, your repair provider has worked their magic and managed to get everything up and running — or so you think. On occasion, however, equipment that appears to be back to working order may continue to suffer problems that, if not addressed promptly, could lead to future...

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Equipment Problems: Is the Culprit Hardware or Software?

Published March 12, 2021 388 Views

Equipment Problems: Is the Culprit Hardware or Software?

Your equipment is malfunctioning and you're desperate for a fix. How you proceed may depend, to an extent, on whether the problem can be blamed on your hardware or software. While both can contribute to similar equipment issues, many businesses find that one or the other is primarily to blame. K...

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How COVID Has Changed the Medical Equipment Landscape

Published February 3, 2021 352 Views

How COVID Has Changed the Medical Equipment Landscape

It's no secret that the pandemic has brought major changes to nearly every industry, but few sectors have been as heavily impacted as medical manufacturing. The most noteworthy developments include the following: Essential Status Many medical equipment manufacturers have been deemed es...

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Diagnosing Equipment Remotely: Do's And Don'ts

Published January 31, 2021 415 Views

Diagnosing Equipment Remotely: Do's And Don'ts

From scheduling concerns to geographic limitations, a variety of issues may keep you from seeking in-person service for your industrial equipment. Remote service could be a viable option, but it requires a little extra effort on your part. These do's and don'ts should help: Don't:...

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Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Shutting Down

Published August 4, 2020 532 Views

Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Shutting Down

An equipment failure during a pandemic can be catastrophic, especially if you’re an “essential industry.” Even more so if you can’t replace the broken part. You might wrongly assume your only option is to reduce production or shut it down completely. In the end, that choice c...

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Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Replacing Prematurely

Published August 3, 2020 441 Views

Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Replacing Prematurely

If you’re an essential industry and you’re facing equipment failures during the pandemic, you might presume your only option is to buy a replacement. But you’d be wrong—and you’ll pay dearly for that decision. First—due to the pandemic, other companies may...

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Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Avoidance

Published August 2, 2020 483 Views

Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Avoidance

If your industrial equipment starts acting up and isn’t running efficiently, one of the worst things you can do is ignore the problem. “We’re an essential business in a pandemic,” you might tell yourself. “I’ll just have to get it fixed later.” The pr...

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Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Trying It Yourself

Published August 1, 2020 460 Views

Costly Mistakes Companies Make with Emergency Repairs: Trying It Yourself

When critical industrial equipment goes down and the pressure is on, many companies make decisions that can cost them dearly, either in money or time. One of the most common: Trying to repair the gear themselves. “I think I see the problem. Yeah, I can fix it.” Famous last words....

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Fast Repairs of Manufacturing Equipment during the COVID Crisis

Published July 29, 2020 530 Views

Your business has been identified as an “essential” business during the COVID pandemic—but what happens when a key piece of equipment fails? Your customers are counting on you, especially if you’re producing PPE or other items needed on the front lines. How do you get back on...

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Urgent Repairs for Medical Equipment during the COVID Crisis

Published July 29, 2020 605 Views

If you’re a healthcare worker on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, the last thing you need is the failure of a critical piece of medical equipment. Downtime is not an option, and shutdowns in manufacturing could severely slow down the supply chain. You need help, and fast. The good news...

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Fast Repairs for Textile Industry During COVID Pandemic

Published July 29, 2020 577 Views

In the textile business, it’s never a “good time” for equipment failure to happen—but in the midst of a pandemic crisis, it can be devastating. On-site repairs may not be an option due to shutdowns, and ordering new parts or components is expensive and may cause extended down...

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Urgent Food Production Repairs during COVID-19

Published July 29, 2020 595 Views

Food production is an essential business during the pandemic crisis—but how do you cope with a breakdown in critical equipment? With many manufacturing sectors down, getting a replacement may be slow or impossible—let alone expensive. What do you do? Rochester Industrial Services, Inc...

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Fast Pandemic Repairs for Automotive Equipment

Published July 29, 2020 638 Views

As an automotive mechanic shop or manufacturing plant, you’re considered an “essential” business during the pandemic. But what happens when you experience a critical equipment failure and your repair/replacement options are limited? How can you stay productive during the crisis?...

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To learn more about how we can expedite the repair and upkeep of your commercial or industrial equipment, or to get a free estimate on any of our services, call Rochester Industrial Services Inc today at 888-349-4638, or write to us through our website’s contact page.