People don’t typically associate Indramat heat errors with cold weather. Overtemperature warnings and overheating shutdowns are most common during the summer, when it’s hot outside. Indramat servo overheating can also occur in winter, however. Here’s what you should do to prevent servo overheating.
Maintain your servos
Problems with your machinery can cause your servo motors to work harder than they should. Inspect, maintain, and repair your servos on a regular basis.
Also, keep your system clean. Clogged vents and blowers can prevent heat dissipation, and layers of filth increase the risk of servo overheating and heat failures.
Check your parts and parameters
Make sure all values and parameters are correct. Also make sure that you’re running the correct motor, drive, and control types. It’s possible to accidentally replace Indramat components with a slight variation of the original unit. This is why it’s important to contact Indramat specialists to replace your servos, controls, and drives.
Indramat motors are rated for a maximum load. If the actuator is moving a load that exceeds the maximum rating, your system may trigger a heat failure error code. Make sure that the load is within the maximum permissible range for your system.
Replace your air control cabinet.
This is where a lot of people get into trouble. People sometimes take shortcuts to try and keep their system cool. Don’t rely on cold weather to cool your industrial servos.
Motion control systems need a controlled environment. Temperature matters, but so does humidity. Your machinery can fail due to condensation or electrical charge buildup.
Call 479-422-0390 for Indramat servo repair
Ambient temperature does affect your servos, but don’t view Indramat heat failures strictly as a summer problem. Be diligent all year long. Call 479-422-0390 for preventive maintenance and inspection, troubleshooting, repair, or service for your Indramat servos, drives, and controls.