Frequently Asked Questions
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Fill out a repair form first, it's right on this website (ACS Repair Form) which will automatically assign an RMA number and alert us that your item is on its way - this saves time resulting in faster evaluations. Then carefully pack and ship it to us. Shipping how-to's are provided when you submit your repair form online. Even if you forget to fill out the repair form or make a mistake, don't worry - your item will still be processed correctly and assigned a number when it arrives.
It usually takes 24-36 hours to evaluate most devices for repair unless you need Rush Service. Rush jobs are usually quoted 24 hours or less after we receive the items. Click ACS Rush Service or Rush Service details.
Most repairs are completed in 5 to 15 business days. Return shipping will depend on how far and how fast - usually from 2 to 4 days UPS ground in the continental United States. Of course, overnight shipping is available as well to most locations.
You will receive a free quote after we evaluate your item. By providing job-specific pricing we can offer you, our customer, the best pricing. Most repairs can be completed for less than 50% of the cost to buy a new item. See Repair Pricing for more details.
Members of our tech team physically review each item sent in for a free evaluation. They will look for both obvious evidence of damage as well as known common faults for that particular item, and for signs of previous repair attempts. They will test the functionality of some suspect parts and look for signs of catastrophic failure that would make the unit unrepairable. They will not do a complete component by component test during the free evaluation process. Our customers tell us they like the fact that we offer free evaluations and that their repair prices are based on the amount of damage to their items.
The customer is responsible for shipping both to and from ACS. You select the carrier and method you prefer. UPS, Federal Express, and DHL International are the most common carriers that we have found to be reliable. Your account number can be used for return shipping if requested. We do not ship U.S. Postal Service.
Your satisfaction is our commitment. If your item has been repaired and does not work when it is reinstalled, please call our customer service team at 800-605-6419. We can assist with many installation questions. If it is determined that the unit needs warranty repair services, send the unit back to us with the job number, a note with the nature of the problem, and contact information. We will get on it right away. Standard Repairs and Reconditioned Units are warranted to be free from defect in workmanship and materials under normal conditions for a period of 24 months from the date of shipment unless otherwise stated.
Reference pricing, is just that - a reference. Your cost may be higher or lower depending on the damage. The reference cost is what a previous customer paid for the repair of the same item, but possibly different damage.
Our techs are working very hard repairing many items and meeting deadlines. However, we can put a technician on the line with you if you have problems during installation that cannot be answered by our customer service team. If you are not getting the answers you need from your customer service representative, please ask to speak to someone else. Our customer service representatives have varying levels of technical knowledge.
You will receive a quotation via email, unless otherwise requested. Print and review the quote and simply sign it authorizing us to do the work and fax it back at 443-836-9171. If you use Purchase Order numbers, please include that as well. We will contact you after receipt to coordinate payment and the repairs.
Please call our customer service team at 800-605-6419 any time from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Or, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as well. We are standing by to help you.
A third-party repair house is an independent operation that is not tied to the OEM's or manufacturers.
Orders can be prepaid with a major credit card, wire transfer, or a company check. Many of our customers and most first time customers use the credit card payment option. Net terms can sometimes be set up for subsequent orders by checking in with our credit office. All international sales are wire transfer only.
No we do not sell electronic parts.
ACS currently sells some select items such as Yaskawa and Okuma equipment as well as some servo motors. Check with our Customer Service Team for availability.