Indramat drive error code F242 indicates an external encoder failure. The quickest way to clear any Indramat error is by calling 479-422-0390 for emergency Indramat support. Professional support provides the quickest, most convenient, and highest quality solution for any Indramat problem.
Here’s some information to help you understand Indramat error code F242.
What does Indramat error code F242 mean?
Indramat error F242 is the diagnostic code for “External Encoder Failure: Signals Too Small”.
An external encoder is a sensor that provides feedback information in a motion control system. The encoder relays crucial information such as position, speed, direction, etc. to the control.
External encoders help increase the quality and accuracy of a motion control system. Of course, the encoder is only helpful if it’s working properly and sending the correct information to the control. An F242 error code on your Indramat drive indicates faulty signal amplitude.
What’s causing the problem?
There are a couple of remedial actions that you can take to try and clear this error.
First, check the cables of the measuring system. Checking the cables is typically the first thing that you should do anytime that there’s an issue. More often than not, a lose or faulty cable is the culprit behind an inexplicable error code. Keeping a spare set of cables on hand can save time and money.
However, the solution isn’t always as simple as swapping out cables.
If the cables are secure and working properly, the problem may be with the measuring system itself. You won’t be able to remedy this in your factory; this requires professional support.
Call 479-422-0390 for Indramat troubleshooting support
In an ideal world, you jiggle the cable and balance is restored to the universe. However, the world we live in is is far from ideal. Sometimes you get a pesky error code that just won’t go away no matter how hard you jiggle your cables.
For those problems that require a bit more expertise, we’re the people to call. We specialize in Indramat motion control systems, and we can make sure that your system stays running no matter what the problem is. Contact us online or call us at 479-422-0390.