Getting to Know the Indramat RAC Drive

Indramat RAC drives

Our first contact with new customers typically takes place when they open a cabinet — a cabinet housing some piece of machinery, such as an Indramat RAC drive, which has never given them problems before — and see the word “Indramat.”

“I called you,” they explain, “because the broken thing is labeled Indramat.”

If your Indramat RAC gives you trouble, you need a specialist.

Understanding RAC drives

Rexroth (Indramat) RAC drives were designed for high power, high stiffness applications. They use the 2AD series motors or the 1MB frameless motors. There are a lot of variations, with differences in the feedback loop.

The RAC drive is a legacy drive, comparable to the current HMV-R drive. The new IndraDrive and IndraControl options have more memory, and they work with Windows operating systems.

Frankly, if you aren’t planning to store lots of high resolution graphics or play games on them (which you’re not going to do) neither of those things matters much.

Can you fix an Indramat RAC drive on your own?

Indramat drives almost never fail. Reliability is a great quality, but it also means that not many people know how to fix these drives.

Fixing a broken RAC drive isn’t like fixing a flat tire on a vehicle; repairing Indramat drives is a specialized skill that takes training and experience. To further complicate things, Indramat products are not designed for repair in the field; the only way to restore a defective Indramat drive is through a factory repair.

You can’t repair Indramat products on your own in your factory.

We offer Indramat factory repair and Indramat REMAN services. We can arrange a repair that has your restored drive back in your factory in as little as 24 hours. Contact us online, or call 479-422-0390 for immediate assistance.