Are Rexroth and Indramat the Same Thing?

The whole Rexroth, Indramat thing can be a bit confusing at times. You may see “Indramat” stamped on your legacy servo motor or drive, or maybe you just see “Rexroth”. Then again, you might see both of these names on your machinery or in the project planning manual. Maybe some parts of your motion control… Read more »

(Robotic) Dog for Lease: Boston Dynamics’ First Commercial Robot

The crew at Boston Dynamics are rock stars in the world of robotics. The world goes mad every time they release a wry and edgy video showing their robots’ latest advancements (and very often kicking them). Then, everyone sits, waits, and patiently hits refresh at the Boston Dynamics YouTube page until they upload another. It’s… Read more »

Robots Can’t See Beyond What’s on Paper

Sometimes things that look good “on paper” don’t end up working well in practice. For example a team can have better athletes in every position, a better coach, and a better record, but still lose to the underdogs. Everything from forms of government to business strategies to romantic relationships that seem fail-proof often fail. That’s… Read more »

What Is Upskilling?

Earlier this year, Amazon announced a pledge to upskill 100,000 employees by 2025. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer and employs more than 647,000 workers. So what is upskilling, and why is Amazon willing to invest so heavily in it? What is upskilling? “Upskilling” is the process in which an employer invests to improve… Read more »

Can You Still Buy Indramat Servo Motors?

Indramat motion control systems are legacy. This means that these systems are no longer made. While you can still buy Indramat servo motors, drives, controls, and other Indramat products, you must be careful during the process. Call 479-422-0390 for professional Indramat support. Indramat servos are no longer manufactured All of the Indramat servo motors used… Read more »

Fast Facts About U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an important part of the U.S. economy. The National Association of Manufacturers states that every dollar spent in manufacturing returns another $1.82 to the economy — the highest multiplier of any economic sector. Here’s a look at the most recent manufacturing numbers, according to 2018 data from the United States Census Bureau. Manufacturing… Read more »

Indramat Heat Errors Aren’t Just a Summer Problem

The days are growing shorter, the fields are turning from green to gold, and summer is winding to an end. You may be looking forward to flannel weather, pumpkin spice season, and packing up the box fans that keep your Indramat system cool for storage until next summer. Let nothing stand between you and your… Read more »

U.S. Technical Support for Indramat Systems

Nobody likes the emotional roller coaster that results from your Indramat system shutting down. Irritation, anger, frustration, worry and anxiety create a bitter cocktail that leaves you feeling like there’s a pit in your stomach. It’s difficult to say which is worse — knowing that every second of downtime costs your business money, or not… Read more »

Hidden Dangers on the Factory Floor

The factory floor can be a dangerous place. However, the things that many people think of as being the most dangerous — fast-flying parts and the powerful movements of industrial machines — aren’t the most likely to cause accidents and injuries. Factory machinery is generally safe when it’s in good condition and used properly. The… Read more »