Repair or Replace?

Indramat motion control systems are amazingly long-lived and reliable. Many are still in commission, decades after installation. But there comes a time when even Indramat machinery needs service or support. The what? Do you repair it or replace it?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, and the best course of action depends on your specific situation. Here are some things to consider as you make your decision.

Why repair?

Repairs are generally cheaper than replacing the entire machine. This can be a significant advantage, especially for expensive equipment. For Indramat components, reman gives you machinery that is literally as good as new — and sometimes better than it was when it was new, since each wearing part is replaced with the most up-to-date version.

Repairing a machine is typically quicker than acquiring and installing a new one. This minimizes disruption to your production schedule. For many of our clients, downtime is costlier than repairs, what with all the staff hanging around  drawing pay without working.

Repairs often involve replacing specific parts rather than discarding the entire machine. This reduces waste and promotes sustainability. Why let your components end up in the landfill if they can be restored to working order?

Why not replace?

Purchasing new machinery can be a substantial investment, especially when it affects multiple parts of a system. The new component might have a different footprint from the old one or different requirements. You can end up making more changes than you expected all along the line.

Implementing new technology might require training for your staff to operate and maintain the equipment effectively. A new component can also affect the performance of other elements of the workflow. Are you ready for unanticipated adjustments?

Waiting for the new machine to arrive and installing it can lead to production delays. Repair or mean can be accomplished faster, in many cases, that choosing, purchasing, installing, configuring, and implementing a new component or system.

The next step

Call (479) 422-0390 for immediate assistance. Our goal is to provide the service and support for your Indramat motion control systems that will have you up and running again in the shortest possible time.