Don’t Get Heated: Troubleshooting Indramat Heat Errors

Heat related Indramat error codes occur more frequently when it’s hot outside — there’s no doubt about it. Keeping your servos cool is more challenging during the summer months than during colder parts of the year. Summer’s waning does not mean that you can forget about Indramat heat errors, however. Your servos can overheat in the dog days of summer and the dead of winter, all the same. The thought of downtime, broken machinery, and tracking down a reliable Indramat repair can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s what you need to know about troubleshooting Indramat heat errors.

Check the manual

Effectively troubleshooting Indramat heat errors requires an Indramat manual or troubleshooting guide. The manual provides a diagnostic description of Indramat errors along with possible causes and remedial actions. It’s important to note that Indramat troubleshooting guides list the causes in order from most likely to least likely; always start at the top of the list and work your way down.

For example, an F219 motor overtemperature shutdown error generates if the motor temperature exceeds 155 degrees Celsius. The manual lists three possible causes:

  1. Overloaded motor
  2. Wire break
  3. Instability in the velocity loop

The most likely cause of an F219 heat error is pollution, worn out bearings, moved components, etc. If everything looks fine with your machinery, examine your wires and cables for shorts, breaks, and loose connections. Finally, check the velocity loop parameters.

Tips for troubleshooting Indramat heat errors

Sometimes troubleshooting Indramat heat errors is a quick in-house fix. There are some things that you can do to prevent and clear error codes.

  • You typically get a warning message before your system fails or your servos overheat. Never ignore warning messages. Address the issue before it results in downtime.
  • Always consult your Indramat troubleshooting guide or manual. You can request a replacement Indramat manual here.
  • Make sure that your servo cabinet works. Don’t leave the cabinet door open and point a fan at your machinery — it’s not going to keep your servos cool. It will accelerate wear and tear on the system, however. Your cabinet does more than just cool your servos.
  • Look for blockage and clear vents; ensure there’s proper air flow.
  • Check parts such as bearings for signs of wearing.
  • Is the load too heavy?
  • Have your machines been running for too long?
  • Is it time for maintenance or service?

Call 479-422-0390 for professional Indramat service. We can walk you through troubleshooting processes to restore your system as quickly and efficiently as possible. Calling for professional Indramat support also fast-tracks repair services and filed support should your system require it.