Planned downtime can’t be avoided. In some cases, it actually needs to occur to make sure that everything stays in good working order. Unscheduled downtime, on the other hand, is a costly and undesirable waste of time and money. Every manufacturer wants to eliminate unscheduled downtime. Actually eliminating unscheduled downtime isn’t quite so simple, though. Even if you take steps to reduce avoidable downtime you can’t always plan for everything. Downtime can happen any time.
More considerate downtime?
Maybe one day – when researchers truly master artificial intelligence – machines will be more considerate. They will note business hours, workloads, holidays, and your current financial position before breaking and forcing unscheduled downtime. Perhaps artificially intelligent motion control systems of the future will keep in mind that you aren’t really in the mood to spend any more money on your machinery for a while, and wait until a more convenient time to have any technical issues. This isn’t how machinery operates now, however.
Industrial machines don’t care about holidays or your finances, you can’t always predict errors and breakages, and there’s not a convenient time for unscheduled downtime. Downtime is frustrating and while it can happen at the most inopportune times, we’re always here to help. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for Indramat service, repair, maintenance, or any other of your Indramat needs. We can successfully troubleshoot most Indramat issues directly over the phone, and we have charter flights available when there’s no substitute for on-site Indramat support.
Downtime can happen any time, but luckily, you can call us any time. Whether you need servo repair, you need a replacement drive, or your controller is on the fritz, we can help. Every second of downtime costs your business money. If you operate an Indramat motion control system, don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can reach us at (479) 422-0390 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.