Error Code F228

Who ordered the Indramat error code? Anyone? It’s a piping hot Indramat F228 error with extra cheese. Nobody ordered that error code. In fact, nobody wants it and whoever delivered it will get an icy and disapproving glare until they take it away.

Seeing an Indramat error code pop up is like having an unordered pizza delivered to your doorstep; only it’s topped with anchovies…and tree bark—nobody wants to see that. Unfortunately, it’s here and it must be dealt with.

What causes an Indramat F228 error?

Indramat F228 is an excessive deviation error. This usually means that there is a mechanical problem, especially if your system has been running for a while (years). That’s not the only possible cause, though. The culprit for this error code can be anything from incorrect drive parameters to axis jamming to dry bearings.

Possible causes

  • Drive acceleration capacity exceeded
  • Blocked axis
  • Incorrect parameter values

How to clear an F228 error

If you have an F228 code delivered to your doorstep, the first thing you should do is figure out what recent changes have been made. Maybe there’s been a change in the material that you’re running that’s responsible for the error.

Remedial actions

  • Check S-0-0092 Bipolar torque /force limit value parameters; set it to maximum permissible value. Reduce specified acceleration value from the controller.
  • Check for jamming of the axis.
  • Set the parameter values for the drive and S-0-0159  monitoring window

If there haven’t been changes, check the mechanics; see if something needs to be lubricated. Nearly all of the problems that cause an F228 error are related to the mechanics of the system. This isn’t always the case, however.

It’s more more difficult to diagnose the problem if it isn’t mechanical. Spotting a jam is easy, but non-mechanical problems aren’t as obvious.

Call 479-422-0390 for support

Fortunately, we can help. We have extensive experience diagnosing and fixing problems with Indramat systems. Small issues can turn into big problems without much warning; big problems mean downtime and repairs.

Clear your faults and error codes immediately to avoid a big problem down the line. We provide factory repairs with 24-hour turnaround. If there’s a problem you can’t fix, contact us online or give us a call at 479-422-0390!