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Consider a cooling fan in the middle of a large robotic stamping/welding machine

Many times, the actual repair doesn’t take long. The steps you must take to get set up to do the repair may take an order of magnitude longer. Consider, for example, a cooling fan in the middle of a large robotic stamping/welding machine. Installing a replacement fan motor is a five-minute job.

What’s really time-consuming with repairs on a machine like this is isolating all of the energy sources. You need to shut down and depressurize the pneumatic parts handlers, move th

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