Indramat Fault Code F236

Indramat fault codes are like cold coffee — disappointing, and depending on your current mood, a source of great distress. While a cold cup of coffee can be remedied with 30 seconds and a microwave, fault codes aren’t always easy to fix. Indramat errors can be a costly problem, and sticking your servo controller in a microwave will only exacerbate the problem.

Understanding what’s wrong with your system helps you take the appropriate steps to resolve your issue.

Seeing an error diagnostic message is alarming; however, it is not knowing what that message means that causes panic. The better you understand the problem, the easier it is to manage it.

Let’s take the F236 EcoDrive diagnostic message for example.

Indramat fault code F236

Indramat fault code F236 is the diagnostic number for Excessive Position Feedback Difference. You see this message when the value of the difference between position feedback value one and position feedback value two exceeds the Monitoring Window External Feedback value.

The Indramat manual lists seven possible causes for this error code.

  1. Incorrect parameter for external encoder
  2. Incorrect parameter values for mechanical system between motor shaft and external encoder
  3. Troubles with mechanical system between motor shaft and external encoder
  4. Faulty encoder cable
  5. Defect in signal conditioning of external measuring system
  6. Maximum input frequency exceeded for encoder interface
  7. External encoder not mounted on driven axis

With so many possible causes for this error message, it’s easy to default to panic mode. Where should you start? How do you clear your F236 fault code?

The troubleshooting guide lists the possible causes for fault codes in descending order from most likely to least likely. Start at the top of the list and work your way down if you attempt to troubleshoot your errors in-house.

There’s an easier solution, however.

Call 479-422-0390 to clear your Indramat errors

Fumbling your way through Indramat error troubleshooting isn’t an efficient use of time. Every minute of downtime costs your business money, so you need to restore your system as quickly as possible.

Luckily, resolving error codes on your Indramat motion control system is as easy as fixing your cold coffee problem. But instead of punching a few buttons on your microwave, you punch a few numbers into your phone and give us a call.

We specialize in Indramat repair and maintenance, and in many cases we can troubleshoot your problem directly over the phone.

Of course, if you need on-site support, we can help you with that too. Contact us online, or call us at 479-422-0390 for immediate assistance.