Indramat Error E250

Indramat error E250 is a Drive Overtemperature Prewarning. This diagnostic message indicates that your machinery is too hot. More specifically, the drive controller’s heatsink is hotter than it should be. As Indramat specialists we can quickly diagnose and troubleshoot any of your Indramat errors. Call 479-422-0390 for immediate support.

Indramat E250 Drive Overtemperature Prewarning

A heatsink absorbs excess heat from a device to prevent damage and malfunction. However, heatsinks have their limits.

While they are typically made out of materials with high thermal conductivity, like aluminum alloys, heatsinks have a limited ability to dump heat. They aren’t little black holes that continuously consume any energy thrown their way.

Just like any other device, a heatsink can malfunction if it overheats. That’s why they have a maximum temperature. This is the temperature before you run the risk of damaging your machinery.

An Indramat E250 message basically says, “Hey, it sure is hot. I’m not used to this kind of heat, and I just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking about breaking”.

How to clear an E250 warning

There are a few things that can cause E250 errors:

One of the common culprits is a defective blower in the drive. The drive can’t efficiently dissipate heat with a broken blower. Replace the drive controller if the internal blower does not work.

If the drive’s internal blower works properly, check the control cabinet. A broken climate control cabinet also causes heat warnings and heat errors. Make sure that your cabinet is the correct size, and that it provides adequate cooling for your machinery.

Sometimes overheating occurs because there isn’t enough ventilation. If the blower and cabinet aren’t the problem, check the air channels for obstructions.

However, if everything looks good with your machinery, you may need professional support to diagnose the issue. We specialize in Indramat motion control systems, and we can quickly diagnose and troubleshoot your Indramat error codes.

Contact us online, or call 479-422-0390 for immediate Indramat service and support.