What Happens after a Pandemic: Do Recessions Increase Automation?

A recent article from Brookings suggests that an economic recession leads to a rapid, sudden increase in automation. The authors of the article provide statistical evidence for their claim, and they make a reasonable argument. However, worrying about the future doesn’t help us cope with the current COVID-19 health crisis. Do recessions increase automation? According… Read more »

Troubleshooting Indramat CLM Error Codes

Indramat CLM 1.3

Indramat CLM controls are easy to use and highly precise. That’s why many of these legacy units are still used today. There are three different control types in this series—CLM 1.2, CLM 1.3, and CLM 1.4—and they all keep the user informed with system operating status, operator errors, and errors or faults in the system… Read more »

Is It Irresponsible to Automate Everything?

Automation makes things easy, affordable, and convenient. Anyone who works with an Indramat systems knows this. Machines keep people away from hazardous environments and situations: moving parts, extreme heat or cold, high pressures, unstable or unpredictable environments, and exposure to toxic chemicals, poor air quality, or illnesses. Machines do heavy lifting and repetitive motions better… Read more »

Appropriate Use and Indramat Products

Indramat products are known for their reliability, longevity, and safety. However, the performance and safety of your Indramat system relies on the appropriate use of your Indramat products. Improper use of Indramat drives, controls, and servos compromises system performance, increases the chance of unscheduled downtime, and puts your workers at risk of injury. Are you… Read more »

Robots Help Battle COVID-19

Coronavirus is everywhere. SARS-CoV-2 is affecting health, economies, and daily life on every continent with a permanent population. We’re still learning more about coronavirus disease each day as we see the number of new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and death rates from complications rise.  It will be a long time before we see… Read more »

Don’t Trade Your Industrial Motion Control System for a 3D Printer

Additive manufacturing is an exciting process with lots of potential, but 3D printing is nowhere near being able to replace traditional manufacturing processes. Three decades ago, 3D printing was almost exclusively used for prototyping, research, and development. Today, additive manufacturing is commonly used by many industries to make things including hearing aids, dental work, and… Read more »

Alternating Indramat Error Codes

Your Indramat system might display several different error codes. While this can be alarming or confusing, alternating Indramat error codes aren’t that unusual. It simply means that your system has more than one diagnostic message. Whether you have one error or a dozen, the solution is the same—call 479-422-0390 for professional Indramat support. Why are… Read more »

Phone Support for Indramat Emergencies

Call 479-422-0390 for immediate phone support for Indramat emergencies. Indramat faults and error codes are infrequent with well maintained systems. Reliability is clearly a good thing, but it means that you don’t get practice with troubleshooting Indramat errors. Downtime costs add up quickly, and you need to restore your system as fast as you can…. Read more »

Control What You Can Control

You can’t control everything; it’s good to remind yourself of this fact when things get hectic and life gets stressful. If you have control over the things that make you upset, then change them. If your situation or circumstance is beyond your control, then you must adjust. There’s a more proactive way to look at… Read more »

Replacing an Indramat KDV Power Supply

Indramat power supply failures are rare, but they do occur. Troubleshooting, repairing, or replacing a legacy Indramat KDV power supply isn’t something that most people have experience with. The quickest, most convenient, and most reliable way to troubleshoot your KDV module is by calling 479-422-0390 for professional support. Is the power supply actually the problem?… Read more »