Roland headboard repair

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Roland headboard

Greasley Electronics are leaders in PCB repairs. Our repairs are carried out using state of the art diagnostics, soldering and inspection systems. Using the latest techniques, we can often return even seriously damaged circuit boards into full working order.

We often get sent components from the printing industry for repair.

Roland DG provide printers and cutters to the signage, commercial print, packaging, textile, dental and 3D modelling industries. As the printers are heavily used on a day-to-day basis, they are often susceptible to wear and tear, with faults in the headboard often reported as key issues.

All parts of a printer will show signs of wear and damage eventually and the PCB is no exception.

A replacement Roland headboard would cost around £2999.00, and so repairing the headboard is a much more viable option. Typically Greasley Electronics are able to repair Roland headboards and print heads for a fraction of this price, ensuring that your company saves money on replacing its machinery.

For many companies a replacement isn’t even an option any longer as the PCB that their machinery uses is no longer being manufactured.

To find out how much you could save through repairs with Greasley, contact us on 01530 835823 today.

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Toyota AD830 PCB repair

Posted in Electronic Repair, Pcb Repair, Sewing machine repair

Toyota

Greasley’s Electronics are leaders in PCB repairs. Our repairs are carried out using state of the art diagnostics, soldering and inspection systems. Using the latest techniques, we can often return even seriously damaged circuit boards into full working order.

We are often sent PCB boards from sewing machines for repair. As many of the most well used sewing machine boards are no longer in production, repair is a more practical and cost effective solution than that of replacing the entire machine.

This week we received a Toyota AD830 PCB for repair. After looking into the fault, we determined that the issue was an internal communication error, a common fault with these models.

A replacement Toyota AD830 PCB would cost around £3000, whilst Greasley’s are able to repair the PCB for a fraction of that.

To find out how much you could save through repairs with Greasley’s, contact us on 01530 835823 today.

 

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Electrostatic discharge (ESD) in PCBs

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Certain components used in electronic assemblies are sensitive to static electricity and therefore can be damaged by its discharge.  Static electricity charges are created when non-conductive materials are separated.   A typical example in everyday life is the friction caused by nylon sheets or clothing containing a large quantity of synthetic material.

The same principles apply within PCBs, but the consequences can be serious – although it is possible to repair them.

Static charges (or discharges) are induced on nearby conductors, such as human skin, and delivered in the form of sparks passing between conductors.  This might be on the surface of a printed board assembly touched by a person having a static charge potential.  If this happens at the wrong solder joint or conductive pattern, the PC board may be damaged when the discharge passes through the conductive pattern to a static sensitive component. It’s worth pointing out that the static damage level for components can’t usually be felt by humans as it is often below 3,000 volts.

Would like help with your PCB repair?

Call us for a quote on 01530 835 823 or email info@greasley.co.uk.  Greasley Electronics specialise in PCB repair.

 

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Printed Circuit Board (PCB) repair – in house or outsourced?

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It’s a surprising fact that far more PCBs are damaged during the manufacturing process than they are when in use by customers.  The good news is that even though Printed Circuit Boards are more complex today than ever before, it is certainly still possible to repair them.  A decade ago, PCBs were certainly much simpler, and repairs were easier to carry out in house.  Nowadays things are a bit different.

Today’s printed circuit board manufacturers and assemblers are driven by simple economics. They need to repair their damaged circuit boards otherwise they are potentially wasting thousands of pounds producing viable but non-working PCBs. To scrap the PBCs that are faulty straight after their manufacture doesn’t make economic sense.

One question that we are often asked is whether it is best to develop and maintain an in house repair unit or to contract the repair out to a company such as Greasley Electronics who specialise in PCB repair.

Which makes the most sense for you?

The repair in-house always involves more than just reworking the removal and reattachment of a damaged component.  A company considering setting up an ‘in house’ PCB repair unit needs to make a real commitment in several key areas. The cost, time and equipment required can be considerable.  In many cases this specialist outlay can work out as more expensive than outsourcing – so long as you find a reputable repair company.

Unfortunately, there are companies out there in the PCB repair market who can cause damage to the PCB board – and you will end up with a botched repair that doesn’t work at all or may only have a short life.

What can cause the damage to PCB?

  • Soldering and de-soldering
  • The replacement of damaged PCB circuits
  • Replacing old contacts and SMT pads
  • The need to re-plate and solder-contaminated gold contacts
  • Renovating burns or physical damage to the laminate,
  • Repairing ‘through holes’ on the PCB

In the experience of Greasley Electronics, PCB manufacturers and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are better off outsourcing  Printed Circuit Board repairs.

Contact us on 01530 835 823 or email info@greasley.co.uk to find out more about why we repair Printed Circuit Boards for so many manufacturers around the UK and beyond.

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