Automation is a key step towards ensuring your company’s foothold on the future. The joining of innovative robotics and custom-engineered machinery pulls your factory’s manufacturing confidence up to where it needs to be. What happens after your automated system is delivered? Here is where an important benefit lies in the partnership created between two companies- spare parts. As simple as it may sound, having spare parts on hand is an integral part of keeping your operation running smoothly and preventing costly, unscheduled downtime.
For example, a highly precise machine may require a multi-axis pick & place operation to complete a task. Rotating smoothly on multiple axes in a consistently fast-paced environment is known to wear on any part. These spare parts are considered in the quote of your automated solution during the initial plan creation here at SDC and can be machined precisely to meet the various tolerance ranges required by the specifications.
When replacing parts on a highly accurate machine it is important to ensure the replacement parts are also highly accurate. Parts crafted from even the strongest material tend to break down over time, putting further importance on making sure you have the correct spare parts available.
Here at SDC, every part is critically inspected to confirm required specifications are met. Our Quality Control team inspects each part before it reaches its destination by creating our own or referring to an existing Inspection Report. Inspection reports can ensure your machine stays within precise calculations that are crucial to your machine’s operation.
Our in-house capabilities and global part sourcing network allow SDC to provide the exact part your operation needs while maintaining superior quality at a great value.
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Every automated machine, whether built by SDC or not, has components that can routinely wear out due to constant use. A manufacturer should have these ‘wear components’ stocked at all times so that it can be replaced quickly. This decreases downtime and saves you money.
Fast quotes can be completed even if you are not a current SDC partner or need parts for a different machine. Our machine shop consists of a wide variety of tools and resources to create almost any part you are looking for to keep your production going.
For rapid quotes (our fastest quotes), two important files to provide are a PDF rendition of your part and a STEP file. With these two files, we can provide you with a quote within 24-48 hours.
Spare Parts Resources
Including, but not limited to:
- 3-axis CNC
- 4-axis CNC
- 5-axis CNC
- Surface Grinding
- Water Jet Cutting
- Tool Steels (A2, D2, M2, S7, O6)
- Tungsten Carbide
- High Speed Steel (CPM)
- Low Carbon Steel 1020
- Medium Carbon Steel 1045
- 4140, 4140 Pre-Hardened Steel
- 303, 304 Stainless Steel
- 6061-T6, K100S Aluminum
- UHMW PE
- Clear Anodize
- Black Anodize
- Color Anodize
- Hard Coat Anodize
- Black Oxide
- Nickel Plating
- Custom Paint
To better track each part, we can custom stamp part, project numbers or codes through laser engraving. Our quality standards offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, with every part inspected for accuracy before shipping.
- Having quality spare parts on hand from a reliable partner saves you money
- Obtaining inspection reports directly from your manufacturer keeps your machine accurate with custom precision parts
- SDC has a global parts sourcing network and partnerships with a wide variety of skilled machine shops as well as in-house capabilities that allows us to offer superior quality at a great value.
Your automated operation’s longevity lies in the hands of the partnership created by you and the automated machine company you chose. Spare parts support from SDC provides your team with quality parts at the best possible value. This will help to deter costly downtime and keep your machine running smoother for longer.