Most people don’t know how to repair an Indramat MKD025B-144-KP0-UN motor. That’s because the motors don’t fail often enough for most operators to hone their troubleshooting skills. Indramat equipped MKD motors with lifetime-lubricated bearings. Thumbing through your manual will tell you that the lifetime of these bearings is about 10 years. However, there are countless MKD motors still plowing away after 20+ years sicne their last service. Here’s what you need to know if your MKD025B-144-KP0-UN motor stops working.
Check the error code
Look up your system error code if you have your Indramat troubleshooting guide handy. If you don’t have the manual, we can provide one for you. Your Indramat troubleshooting guide lists the possible causes of Indramat error codes in order of most likely to least likely.
Always start with the first cause on the list. It’s natural to assume the worst in high-stress situations. However, it’s usually the most likely cause of the problem rather than the scariest one that’s to blame. Sometimes you can clear error codes by replacing a cable, cleaning out vents or heat sinks, or hitting the reset button rather than buying a brand new MKD025B-144-KP0-UN motor.
Repairing and replacing MKD025B-144-KP0-UN motors
However, if the problem is in fact with the motor itself, you have two main options. You can find a replacement motor, or you can fix the motor. Whichever option you choose, your safest bet is to call Indramat service professionals.
Tracking down the cheapest third party repair almost always ends in tragedy, and buying a random MKD motor on eBay might seem like a good idea, but there are all kinds of hurdles to overcome with this approach: condition of the motor, installation, compatibility issues, support, etc.
As trained Indramat specialists we guarantee that we can help restore your system quickly, correctly, and efficiently. We have the nation’s largest supply of replacement Indramat units, and we offer Indramat factory repair services with 24 hour turnaround.
Call 479-422-0390 to repair or replace your MKD025B-144-KP0-UN motor, or for any of your Indramat service needs.