Brailler Repair Workshops
Perkins Solutions offers the following brailler repair workshops:
Basic Maintenance and Repair
July 17 - 21, 2017
The Basic Maintenance & Repair Workshop introduces brailler users and potential brailler repair specialists to the Perkins Braillers. The basic workshop focuses on inspecting a brailler, cleaning and lubrication; understanding spare parts, how to use the service manual, and how to perform basic troubleshooting and maintenance on a Perkins Brailler.
- Introduction to Braillers
- Identification of Parts Numbers & Spare Parts
- Utilizing the Service Manual
- Cleaning and Lubrication
- Inspecting a Brailler
- Basic Maintenance
- Minor Repairs
Advanced Repair and Troubleshooting
July 24 - 28, 2017
The Advanced Repair and Troubleshooting workshop builds upon the Basic Maintenance and Repair Workshop and develops competency in dismantling, troubleshooting, and repairing of Perkins Braillers.
- Advanced Troubleshooting Skills
- Disassembling and Assembling a Brailler
- Major Repairs and Brailler Assembly
- Maintenance Records
Prerequisite: Basic Brailler Maintenance and Repair Workshop
Please contact Peter Avery, Technical Support, for more information on upcoming Brailler Repair Workshops at 617-972-7313 or email Peter.Avery@Perkins.org.
Interesting facts about the Perkins Brailler® Repair Center.
- The repair center is also used for teaching brailler repair classes to people from all over the world.
- There is a board in the repair center with interesting items that have been retrieved from Perkins Braillers®. Among the items are: plastic animals, a mirror, money, and a rope.
- The three worst braillers ever sent for repair were a brailler that had been rolled between a train and a cement platform, used as a chuck for the wheel of a truck on an incline, and a brailler that had been shot with a 357 magnum 3 times. The train and truck braillers needed to be replaced, but the one with the gun shots was repaired and sent back to the owner.