Funny Happenings to the Strange and Unusual

With the vast array of old and obsolete equipment that we service, our technicians, engineers and staff have just about seen it all. Through our service center we have repaired units that range from being built last month, all the way to being made in the 50’s (before even the invention of the modern transistor)….
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In The Nick Of Time

Sometimes the little extra things we do may not seem like that much, but to the right person at the right time it means everything. When I first joined the team here at Global Electronic Services many years ago, I had no knowledge of electronics other than my computer and my kitchen appliances.  I did…
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Digital Footprint

Finding a Footprint – Sourcing Obsolete & Unidentifiable Components

It’s the eleventh hour and pressure is on! We have a plant down that has a crucial drive in need of repair and this unit hasn’t been available in 20 years!  To top it off one of the components we need to replace is unidentifiable.  In fact, the part number and any identifying marks had long…
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“Don’t believe it until you see it!”

My grandpa always used to tell me, “Don’t believe it until you see it!” This saying is true for many things but especially true when it comes to some repair places that say they repair “EVERYTHING” in house. Anytime an opportunity presents itself, I always encourage customers to tour our facility. I want them to…
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global-rewards

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! Global Rewards!

How many times have we all been offered a promotion, gotten really excited about the prizes and then we see the fine print? Odds are 1 in 2,000; 1 in 146,000; 1 in 10 Million! What a letdown! True, it only takes one to win, but wouldn’t you prefer something a bit more, well, rewarding?…
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It’s Not “Just Business”

You’ll often hear people use the phrase, “it’s just business” when something goes south or is wrong in a business relationship. This implies that nothing is personal, rather just a casualty of business. In my  years now with Global Electronic Services, I have never felt stronger that there is no such thing as a casualty of business. If your…
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Turning Trash Into Treasure

I have been in the industrial repair business now for quite a few years. I know now that anytime I visit a manufacturing plant there is always at least one unit or piece of equipment there in need of repair.  I also know that it is very common for a plant manager or maintenance supervisor…
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Global Electronic Services parts room

What Happens When A Part Is Needed?

Often when working on repairs, our technicians require a replacement part in order to complete the repair or refurbishment of the unit. Having the correct capacitor, touch glass or IGBT on hand means we can turn the repair around right away instead of having to wait on the parts. We have developed many relationships in…
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Siemens Simodrive

Aging Gracefully: The Siemens Simodrive 611 and Why This Is One of Our Most Commonly Utilized Test Stands

  The Simodrive 611, introduced by the Siemens company as a flexible solution for machine tools, robotics and other servo applications, is now being phased out. As customers are being directed to the Sinamics S120 and other replacement options, more and more of the Simodrive Converter systems are being repaired by our service center than…
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After Hours Emergency Repair

When the phone rings at 2:00AM and I am in the deepest of sleep, I jump to attention!     I often joke to my coworkers that being on call reminds me of when my boys were babies.  I would be sound asleep, then wide awake to take care of them.  Getting up to exercise, yeah, that…
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