Whitney Ball Screw Field Service
Ballscrew Guys provide low cost, fast-response, on-site ball screw repair and refurbishment services for your Whitney Press Brakes and Plasma Punches.
Can you fix it?
We have serviced and installed hundreds of ball screws and understand each machine has its own history and special needs. In most cases 1-2 axes can be turned in one production shift.
How much will it cost?
Our standard refurbishment services are typically 50-70% cheaper than buying new from the manufacturer and we can likely get your machine back up and running in "like new" condition within just a few days.
When can you be here?
Typically within two weeks. We can come out and inspect your equipment within 3 business days in emergency situations.
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We are specialists in on-site repair and refurbishment of Whitney Press Brake and Plasma Punch linear motion systems including ball screw assemblies and linear way guides. During a consultation over the phone we will troubleshoot your issue and follow up with a service request with travel and work estimates. Multiple machines may be discounted as well as travel shared with neighboring facilities if scheduled down time is flexible. We can come out and inspect your equipment within 3 business days in emergency situations.
Basic Services Include:
- Ball Screw Repair and Refurbishment
- Ball Screw Installation and Removal
- Ball Screw End Bearing Replacement
- Linear Way Guide Rail Installation
- Linear Way Guide Block Repair and Refurbishment
- Clean, Flush, and Lube Service
- Free Inspections
Ball Screw Guys have extensive experience field service refurbishing the X-Axis, Y-Axis, and V-Axis ball screws on the Whitney and Piranha series of Plasma/Punch machines. In most cases, the three essential ball screws can be returned to like new performance in one production shift.
We can perform inspections and service of linear motion systems in a variety of configurations including any of the following:
|Plasma Punches||VARIOUS||180-13P 3400 3400 Heavy 3400 HXT 3400 XP 3700 SST 4400 MAX 4400 MAX-10 657 661|
The most problematic axis on the Whitney systems is the refurbishment of the X-Axis ball screw which moves the sheet material. This screw is a Japanese type assembly with an external rotation bearing. There are no provisions on this machine to lubricate the ball screw. Meaning that after 3-5+ years of operation, the screw is often worn to the point of destruction. What many Whitney Plasma/Punch owners do not know, is that there ball screws are rebuildable at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. Without the lead time waiting for removal, core exchange, shipping, and reinstallation. The rebuilding of the X-Axis in your machine, will typically take Ballscrew Guys 5-6 hours.
The Y-Axis and V-Axis are far for simple to rebuild and repair. But because these are exposed ball screws without protective covers, they are often contaminated quickly. Reducing the service life and accuracy of the ball screw. It is not uncommon that in high output and volume shops, that these screws need to be refurbished annually.
Refurbishment of the X-Axis with external rotation bearing, Y-Axis, and V-Axis of the Plasma/Punch Combo machines. Does not include end bearing, damaged lube line, or linear way guide services. Z-Axis +$1200.