Not everyone can afford to keep a replacement Indramat drive or servo motor on hand. Or maybe, you don’t feel the need to own an emergency replacement unit because Indramat drives and motors rarely fail. While owning a back up servo or drive is generally a good idea, we can understand this line of logic. Everyone should have a few replacement Indramat cables on hand, however.
Error codes may result from a defective cable.
Indramat troubleshooting guides list the possible causes for Indramat errors starting with the most likely cause. You’d be surprised at just how many error codes result from a bad cable, loose connection, or cable interference.
Checking the cable is quick, simple, and easy.
Working on Indramat motion control systems often requires specialized training, knowledge, skills, and experience. Checking to see if a cable works, however, does not fit in this category. Examine the connections and test the cable to see if it’s sending a signal.
Replacement Indramat cables are inexpensive.
The cost of spare cables is low enough to keep a few on hand in case of an emergency. Spare cables certainly cost less than keeping a spare drive or motor, and the cost is negligible when you consider the hours of downtime that can be saved by swapping out a bad Indramat cable with a working cable.
Cables wear out.
Cable aren’t delicate, but regular factory conditions will put even the burliest cables through the ringer. They get stomped on, stepped on, and tripped over. Cables get yanked, pulled, and tugged. They may come in contact with chemicals , lubricants, and oils. Connectors can get damaged, and shorts in the cable may develop over time.
Call 479-422-0390 for Indramat products and support
Consider what your cables go through and the cost of downtime. These two factors alone tell you that you should keep replacement Indramat cables on hand. Call 479-422-0390 for replacement Indramat products, or for Indramat service, support, or repair. We answer calls 24/7, and offer factory repair with a 24-hour turnaround.