What to Do If Your Indramat System Shuts Down

What you shouldn’t do is panic. Sure, it’s stressful that your system is down, no one seems to know how to fix your Indramat system, and every minute of downtime adds extra financial burden on your business. Panic seems like a perfectly reasonable reaction. However, it’s important to stay calm and take the appropriate actions… Read more »

Indramat: Old But Not Obsolete

“Out with the old, in with the new”  —it’s a great mantra for produce. It’s a terrible saying when it comes to motion control systems, however. Indramat motion control products are all legacy products. This means that they are no longer manufactured. However, you don’t have to replace your Indramat system just because it’s old…. Read more »

Robot Banter Bothers People

Let’s say you’re playing a game of basketball down at the park, and someone shouts, “brick” as you release your jump shot. Perhaps you’re in the middle of a heated Scrabble match, and your opponent scoffs and chuckles at every word you play. Maybe you’re participating in a baking competition and a rival baker says,… Read more »

Indramat Error F236

While Indramat drives rarely fail, you may see Indramat drive errors from time to time. These fault and error codes indicate that there’s a problem somewhere in your system. Any number of things can cause these errors: incorrect parameters, a bad Indramat cable, worn out motor bearings, or a defective drive, just to name a… Read more »

Indramat Drive Troubleshooting

One of the great things about Indramat drives is that they hardly ever fail. Indramat made some of the greatest motion control products the world has ever seen, and many of their systems still run reliably to this day. However, few people know how to service or troubleshoot Indramat drives because most operators don’t have… Read more »

The Opportunities and Obligations of Automation

McKinsey Global Institute estimates that as many as a third of American jobs may disappear by 2030. People have feared automation’s effect on employment since machines were first used for manufacturing. We have found new types of work to replace the jobs lost to machines with each new breakthrough in automation. Today’s level of technology… Read more »

Troubleshooting Indramat Fault F277

Indramat PPC Control

Indramat fault F277, or  “Current Measurement Trim Wrong”,  indicates a problem with your drive controller. Unlike other pesky Indramat errors that have several possible causes, there is one cause — and one remedial action — for Indramat F277 faults. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s easy to clear this error. You can’t troubleshoot this error… Read more »

One Giant Leap for Manufacturing

Physical location matters in manuafacturing. The place where something is made can determine how much it is taxed or tariffed. It can reduce costs on production and shipping, which lowers costs for manufacturers and consumers. Goods can actually become different goods depending on the physical location of its origin; champagne becomes sparkling wine, bourbon becomes… Read more »

Robots and Humans: Who Makes a Better Caregiver?

The caregiver profession is often included among occupations that are safe from automation. This is due to the fact that caregivers must possess traits and skills that are uniquely human. However, a growing need for caregivers combined with a shortage of skilled workers in the profession has led to an increase in the investment and… Read more »