Buying a new replacement Indramat servo motor is rarely your best option. Indramat motors are made to last, and you can usually extend their life with a little bit of service or a repair. But how do you know when you should replace your Indramat motor?
Replace your Indramat motor if…
Your servos are holding you back. There’s no need to replace your servos if your legacy system can still keep up with your business needs. However, if you’re getting left behind by your competitors or your system is holding you back, consider upgrading to a new system.
You’ve gone through all of the remedial actions in your troubleshooting guide. Your Indramat manual lists the causes of an error code in order of most likely to least likely cause. Replacing the motor is typically at the bottom of the list of remedial actions. If you’ve eliminated all other possibilities, you can move forward with a replacement. A factory repair is typically a better option, however.
Your servos aren’t safe. We’ve seen third parties cobble together a servo motor out of scrap parts, and we’ve seen third party repairs performed with duct tape and solder. Not only does this compromise performance, but it compromises the safety of your machinery. Don’t put your workers in danger.
Check with an Indramat specialist before replacing your servo motor.
Indramat error codes may indicate a problem with the motor, but the source of the problem is often elsewhere. Replacing your Indramat motor when it still works wastes time and money, and it won’t fix the problem.
Buying a replacement servo motor is usually the last resort. Indramat factory repair is usually the better option. A factory repair restores your unit to like new condition, and provides you with a new factory warranty for your Indramat servo motor. It’s a simple and cost-effective way to extend the life of your machinery, and it’s the quickest and most affordable way to get your system operational again. Call 479-422-0390 for Indramat factory repair services; we can get your unit back to you in as little as 24 hours.