Is it worth it to shop around for a good price when your Indramat components need replacement or repair? Here’s a simple quiz that will let you answer this question accurately.
- What do you do with your Indramat components?
- They provide motion control for a factory, printing press, etc.
- Nothing much; I’m just a collector.
- When your Indramat components aren’t functioning what is the effect?
- Downtime for the factory, room, or company
- No consequences, really.
- What costs are associated with downtime for your company?
- Costs of labor, utilities, and possible penalty charges from end customers such as retailers
- No extra costs
- What opportunity costs are associated with downtime for your company?
- Sales of hundreds or thousands of items that won’t be produced
- Slight disruption of schedules offset by extra free time
- How much time will you spend searching for a good deal?
- Hours… and I’ve already spent several days trying to figure out how to solve the problem without success
- Half an hour at most
- How confident are you of finding a good deal?
- I know it will be hard to tell whether something that looks like a great deal on eBay will actually work for me.
- I’m sure I can trust whatever I read online, including promises from people selling used Polish servos on eBay.
- What consequences will there be if your bargain turns out not to be a good choice?
- More downtime, plus lack of confidence in me on the part of my superiors
- None — “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is my motto, and my boss is with me on that.
Now count up your score: 1 for each 1 answer you chose and 2 for each 2 answer. If you have fewer than 10 points, call us immediately for expert support and factory repair.
If you have more than 10 points, feel free to search for a good deal on Indramat parts.