New Procheck service evaluates machine tool capability and condition in less than three hours

Ideal for pre-purchase equipment inspection or a run of critical parts, ProCheck covers eight critical areas from axis kinematics and positioning to bearing vibration and coolant condition.

Fives Global Services' new ProCheck machinery evaluation provides a detailed report on the condition and capability of machine tools and other major plant equipment, before purchasing or using systems for critical manufacturing. Predictive maintenance inspections with ProCheck will help avert unscheduled downtime and reduce scrap by ensuring machine tool capability before running critical parts.

A ProCheck inspection for machine tools begins with a 3-axis ballbar test that evaluates 11 areas including circularity, squareness, backlash, axis reversal spikes and straightness. 

According to Fives Manager of Technology Solutions Mel Gay, the ProCheck package of services is unique in its scope and low cost because ProCheck includes inspection of multiple machine systems, with a variety of appropriate tools, by a person trained in using those tools, all for $600 per machine.