What maintenance is required?

SmartBench is designed to be maintained by the operator, and has built-in automatic reminders to help you out. The level of maintenance required is fairly low, but necessary. 

Our manuals, online CNC Academy, and even the Console apps will show you how to carry out all of these maintenance tasks yourself. 

Interval maintenance tasks

Task + Links

Maintenance interval

Brush check (Spindle)

~50 hours - Check that both brushes are over 9.5mm, new brushes are 16mm for reference

Brush replacement (Spindle)

~120 - 500 hours (depending on your brushes and application)

Ensure the brush wire is reinstated on the side furthest from the PCB

Replacement brushes are available here

Clamping bolt grease (Spindle) ~50 hours - Remove the spindle clamping bolt - clean, grease then reinstate
Collets (Spindle) Just needs to be quick look over between each collet change

Z axis lubrication (Movement)

~50 hours - We recommend a lithium based multipurpose grease (We use this grease in our factory)

Or if the machine has not been in use for a while, or stalling

Broken or damaged wheels (Movement)

Check every 320 hours or when wheels are easily visible

Wheel setting Z-Head (Movement)

Wheel setting Lower Beam (Movement)

Check every 120 hours or when accuracy improvement is required

Calibration (Movement)

As part of the first setup and then check every 120 hours or when accuracy improvement is required

Cleaning (Movement) Cleaning the wheel channels and racks where necessary


The SmartBench Console has automatic built-in reminders for calibration, brush replacement, and Z axis lubrication. This will ensure your SmartBench performs as it should, giving you maximum uptime.


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