Downtime is a big problem for factory owners, but it’s something that comes with the territory. You can’t eliminate downtime, after all. Well, not entirely. While you can’t completely avoid downtime, you can reduce the amount of time you machines go down. Here are 5 easy ways to decrease downtime with Indramat systems.
Take care of your machines
Indramat motion control systems rarely break, but they do need some attention from time to time. Of course, people often default to the mentality of: “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it”.
This sometimes means your Indramat system has been neglected for a decade or two. Stay ahead of preventable downtime and get your machines in tip top shape with preventive maintenance or inspection.
Find your manuals
Simply having your Indramat manuals won’t prevent downtime, but it does offer a big boost in decreasing downtime.
You can use your manual to diagnose and troubleshoot errors quickly and efficiently. Your Indramat manual can help you resolve errors quickly, and take remedial actions to prevent a system shutdown.
You can request a replacement Indrmat manual directly from us!
Your employees should be able to identify when machine hardware or software aren’t working correctly, and they should know what to do in the event of unscheduled downtime.
Proper training can also help eliminate human errors that cause downtime. Well trained employees can not only help reduce preventable downtime but also help decrease downtime when it does occur.
Don’t take shortcuts with repairs
It’s something that we see all too often. We get a call from someone who needs their Indramat servo motor fixed. We open it up only to find that we weren’t the first ones there.
The cheapest option often isn’t the most cost effective option. While you can save a few bucks on the initial cost of a cut-rate repair, it will ultimately lead to additional, preventable downtime down the road. this, of course, costs significantly more than getting a proper repair done in the first place.
Get your system up and running again quickly.
Sometimes you can’t escape downtime. The quickest way to restore your Indramat system is by calling us at 479-422-0390. We can help you clear your Indramat fault codes directly over the phone, and we offer factory repair services with 24-hour turnaround. Call today for immediate support for Indramat products.