If your factory operates using an Indramat legacy motion control system, you’re working with some pretty old machinery. All Indramat components are legacy components; this means that they are no longer manufactured or distributed. The fact that Indramat components are still running strong in plants across the planet long after the company has stopped making parts — and even stopped existing as a company — is a testament to the quality of those products.
However, even the best machinery needs attention at some point in time, and it can be difficult to find replacements for legacy parts. This is why some people replace their legacy motion control system with a brand new system. But replacement is an expensive option, and it’s not always necessary.
Replacing your Indramat legacy system is a big decision
There’s a lot of cost involved with upgrading to a new system. The most obvious cost is the price of the machinery. This is a big expense on its own, but there are other costs involved in replacing your automation equipment.
Often you can’t upgrade a single component. You might have to replace multiple components so that all of your equipment remains compatible.
You also have to consider the cost of downtime while you’re upgrading. You’re losing money every minute that your machinery is down. Combine that with the hefty price tag of your new components, and the cost of what you thought was a simple replacement ramps up quickly.
Consider a repair before replacing your machinery
Sometimes you’re better off repairing your old legacy components instead of replacing or upgrading to newer machinery. A repair is a cost effective way to continue making the most of your current machinery. Plus, it doesn’t make sense to premeaturely replace your entire system if your current system still has another 10 years of life in it.
Factory remanufacturing is a great way to ensure that you get the most out of your machinery. Indramat REMAN restores your Indramat parts to like new condition. With factory REMAN, “like new” isn’t merely a snappy phrase. It means that your machinery will operate similarly to when it left the factory where it was made.
More often than not, you can extend the life of your factory machinery. Your servo might power down, or you might see an error code pop up on your display, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to replace your current system. Give us a call at 479-422-0390, and we will help make sure that you get everything you can out of your Indramat components. Call today or contact us online for Indramat service and support.