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 pumpkin-flavored lattes, but know that Indramat heat errors don’t just happen during the summer (and cooling your servos with box fans is dangerous).
People typically think of Indramat heat errors as a summertime tragedy, but your servos can overheat in any season. Take some measures to make sure your servos keep running smoothly year-round, and call 479-422-0390 for emergency Indramat support.
What causes Indramat heat errors?
The outdoor temperature isn’t what causes heat error codes. Outdoor temperature does affect ambient temperature, which contributes to overtemperature and overheating errors, but it’s just one of many factors.
- It’s easier to keep your factory temperature low in the cooler months than during the summer. Excessive ambient temperature accelerates the rate at which your servos age and increases the risk for heat failures.
- Pollution is present regardless of the temperature outside. Dirt, dust, and other pollutants affect your servos’ ability to dissipate heat and are one of the most common causes of heat errors.
- A defective climate control cabinet is possibly the biggest threat to your servos; the temperature outside pales in comparison. Not only are you unable to keep your servos cool, but wild swings in temperature can cause failures, too. This also exposes your system to pollution, moisture, and humidity.
- Another leading cause of Indramat heat errors is failure to perform routine maintenance. Neglecting your machinery is a surefire way to get your servos overheating.
Perform your Indramat maintenance before there’s a problem
It’s always best to perform regular maintenance and inspection before unscheduled downtime hits. If you cooled your servos with box fans this summer, you’re running on borrowed time.
Call 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat support. We offer preventive maintenance and inspection, troubleshooting support, and factory repair services for Indramat motion control systems. Call today or contact us online.