You may already know that you can buy Indramat parts on eBay; you can find all kinds of amazing things on eBay. That being said, you can also find some truly amazing things in the back of your refrigerator, or in a dirty old dumpster. However, unlike the things lurking in the fridge or residing in the garbage — which are easily recognizable as junk — the things on eBay are always meant to look as though they are gems even when they are far from it.
Simply stated, the risk to reward ratio with buying Indramat parts online is not in your favor.
Online auction sites are a roll of the dice.
Sometimes purchasing an item sight unseen isn’t a big deal. When the item in question is a $5 cup in the shape of a pineapple, the risk is low enough to take that chance. However, when you’re buying an expensive Indramat part that will ensure that your factory machinery continues to run properly, the stakes are much higher.
Sure, the anonymous gent trying to sell you sophisticated motion control products through an online auction site might seem like an upstanding citizen. Maybe he helps old ladies cross the street and has a doctorate in servo repair. Unfortunately, you don’t know how knowledgeable or reliable this random Indramat parts dealer is. You also don’t know the quality or condition of the part that they’re trying to sell to you.
Searching “Indramat” on eBay produces thousands of results. Are some of these results going to be legit? Probably. Are some of these results going to be less than reliable? Almost certainly. The question is, are you really willing to try your luck and take that chance?
There isn’t exactly a rigorous screening process when it comes to selling things online. A part-time tinkerer could have picked up an old Indramat servo motor at a garage sale, poked, prodded, and soldered, and is now trying to sell it to the highest bidder.
Indramat parts are too valuable, and important, to gamble on.
There are some items that are trivial enough to take a gamble on and get a deal, but your Indramat motion control system is not one of those things.
What might seem like an affordable and convenient solution to your small problem might quickly become a big, expensive pain in the neck that results in unnecessary downtime that could have been prevented if you hadn’t trusted a shady parts dealer to try and replace your servo.
Unlike typical third-party repair shops that dabble in a bit of everything, we specialize in Indramat motion control systems.
Whether you need a replacement Indramat servo, a factory repair for your drive, or a REMAN for your control, we can have the knowledge and experience to get your system running again as quickly as possible. That’s something that someone named “AnonymousStranger25” selling a used servo on eBay can’t promise.
Contact us online or call 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat service or support.