Some of our customers keep a replacement Indramat drive or a backup Indramat servo motor on hand. Indramat’s modular design makes swapping out components a breeze. Keeping spare drives and servos isn’t a practical option for everyone, though. 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. However, everyone should keep replacement Indramat cables.
Error codes may result from a defective cable.
You can find possible causes for Indramat errors in your Indramat troubleshooting guide. The guide lists these causes in order of likelihood, with the most likely cause at the top. A surprising number of error codes result from a bad cable, loose connection, or cable interference.
Owning replacement Indramat cables means restoring your system quickly and eliminating downtime.
Checking the cable is quick, simple, and easy.
Working on Indramat motion control systems often requires specialized training, knowledge, skills, and experience. However, checking to see if a cable works is a simple process that anyone can perform. Examine the connections and test the cable to see if it’s sending a signal. You can quickly confirm or rule out a defective cable as the source of the problem.
Replacement Indramat cables are inexpensive.
Spare cables are affordable enough to keep a few on hand in case of an emergency. Spare cables certainly cost less than a spare drive or motor. The cost of a replacement cable 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.
While Indramat cable aren’t delicate, 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 might come in contact with chemicals, lubricants, and oils. Connectors get damaged, and shorts in the cable develop over time.
Even if you take good care of your cables they may wear out over time. Keep replacement Indramat cables in your factory so they are there when you need them.
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.