Robots Should Enhance Humans Rather Than Replace Them

Robots already help humans. This is obvious for those who work around industrial robots in factories and warehouses. But think about the many types of automation that you may encounter throughout the day. Automatic doors, conveyor belts, and self-checkouts at the grocery store are helpful forms of automation. Robotic vacuum cleaners, autonomous lawnmowers, and dishwashers… Read more »

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

We wish a Merry Christmas to you and yours! May your holiday celebrations be full of happiness and joy. As always, call 479-422-0390 for any of your Indramat emergency repair needs.

Linear Actuator vs. Rotary Actuator

Motion control and automation would not be possible without actuators. An actuator converts the information in an electronic signal into a physical motion; actuators are responsible for the actual movement of machinery. There are two main types of  actuator: linear and rotary. You can find both of these actuator types in Indramat motion control systems…. Read more »

Do Robots Make You Uncomfortable?

Maybe you are used to being around industrial robots. If you operate industrial machines, you know that robots make us more comfortable rather than uncomfortable. However, there are some people who are made uncomfortable by robots — specifically robots that look like people. Human-like robots make people uncomfortable The average person outside of the manufacturing… Read more »

Can You Save Money Buying Indramat on eBay?

Buying Indramat on eBay

You can find thousands of legacy Indramat products on eBay, but should you buy one of them for your motion control system? There are two main reasons why people look for Indramat products on eBay: They don’t know where else to find discontinued Indramat drives, motors, and controls. They think they can get a nice… Read more »

Getting to Know the Indramat RAC Drive

Indramat RAC drives

Our first contact with new customers typically takes place when they open a cabinet — a cabinet housing some piece of machinery, such as an Indramat RAC drive, which has never given them problems before — and see the word “Indramat.” “I called you,” they explain, “because the broken thing is labeled Indramat.” If your… Read more »

Indramat Error Code F401

Indramat error code F401 indicates a Double MST Error Shutdown. According to the Indramat manual this means that “the drive has not  received the master synchronization message frame in two consecutive SERCOS cycles”. As with many error codes, there are a few possible reasons you might be seeing this message. What causes Indramat error code… Read more »

Repair Your Indramat Machinery When the Sun is Shining

John F. Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” These words are absolutely right, and they apply just as much to industrial machinery as they do to your rooftop; repair small issues with your Indramat machinery to avoid preventable downtime. Don’t wait for problems to be problems… Read more »

Science Fiction and Technology

Would you believe that science fiction saves lives and changes the world? It’s hard to imagine how fictional stories about flying cars or robots determined to wipe out the human race could have a real effect on the world that we live in, but science fiction and the technology that results from real science have… Read more »

Indramat F Error Codes

Machines have lots of moving parts, and the more moving parts that there are, the more likely it is that something will eventually need fixing. While Indramat products are highly reliable, you may encounter occasional error codes. Indramat F error codes are one of the most common types of Indramat error. Some error codes are… Read more »