How to Cancel an Error Code

What a day! You’ve had an error code on your Indramat component, reached for your trusty Indramat Manual, and figured out how to correct the problem. In fact, you have actually corrected the problem!

Unfortunately, fixing the problem has not caused your machinery to leap back into life and end the downtime at your facility. Now what?

You need to cancel the error code

Don’t worry! Fixing the error message is the last hurdle before your Indramat system is up and running again. Think of it like clearing a roadblock. Here’s how to get that error message out of the way:

  • If you’re using a fancy SERCOS interface module, just use your controller to cancel the message.
  • For simpler systems with an ANALOG interface module, there’s a button on the drive itself labelled “S1” – just give that a press.
  • If you’re using a single-axis positioning module (DLC), you’ll need a double press: one on the “S1” button on the drive, and another on the “CL” button on the control panel.

Once you’ve done that, your Indramat system should be ready to go!

But don’t cancel the error code if you haven’t fixed the problem

Here’s why canceling a fault code before fixing the problem isn’t a good idea:

  • Ignoring the root cause: Fault codes are like alarm bells. They tell you something isn’t right. Cancelling the code without addressing the issue is like turning off the smoke detector without checking for a fire. The problem might still be there, waiting to cause further damage or a complete breakdown.
  • Safety risks: Some fault codes indicate potential safety hazards. Ignoring these and forcing the system to run could put yourself or others at risk.
  • Hidden issues: Cancelling the code might make it seem like everything is okay, but the underlying problem could be causing hidden damage that worsens over time. This can lead to a more expensive repair down the road.

Think of it like this: Imagine your car’s engine light turns on. Cancelling the light won’t fix the problem that caused it to come on in the first place. You might be able to keep driving for a while, but you risk causing serious damage to the engine.

The Indramat system’s fault codes are there to help you. By addressing them, you can keep your system running safely and efficiently.

When you need help, call us first. We provide immediate assistance for service and support of any Indramat or Rexroth components.