Does It Make Sense to Use Legacy Systems?

You may be wondering if it’s time to upgrade your Indramat motion control system. On one hand, your servos still run efficiently and reliably, as they have for decades. On the other hand, it’s a legacy system; Indramat products are no longer manufactured. Legacy systems come with a bit of baggage, but that shouldn’t stop you from running older machinery. Here are some things you should consider about legacy motion control systems.

Does you legacy system still meet your needs?

Sometimes your business needs change. Maybe your company has grown, you want to expand, or your industry looks completely different than it did 20 years ago.

Companies that sell motion control systems will tell you that all the heavy hitters in your industry have the latest and greatest industrial motion control systems. This may be true, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a top of the line system with a premium price tag to match.

If your legacy motion control system no longer meets your needs, or if it’s holding your back, then it makes sense to upgrade. However, you don’t need to overhaul your system if it can keep up with your business.

Can you still get support for your legacy system?

One of the biggest problems with legacy systems is that it can be difficult to find support. Legacy products are no longer manufactured. This makes it challenging to find replacement parts or knowledgeable professionals who can offer troubleshooting, repair, maintenance, or servicing.

Indramat legacy systems don’t have this problem. We offer preventive inspection, maintenance, evaluation, repair, retrofitting, and support for Indramat systems. Bosch Rexroth still provides factory repair and remanufacturing for Indramat motion control products.

Call 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat support. We’re successful with troubleshooting most issues directly over the phone, and we have charter flights available when you need on site support. Ask us about factory repair with a 24-hour turnaround.