Understanding Indramat Error Codes

Indramat fault codes and Indramat error codes

Perhaps “understanding” might be too strong a word when it comes to Indramat error codes. You’re standing on the factory floor looking at some string of letters and numbers while your machines are at a standstill. You have management blowing up your phone while you simultaneously try to Google “how to clear Indramat error codes.”

You don’t necessarily need to understand the error code; just getting a general idea of what’s going on might be enough. Call 479-422-0390 for emergency support for your Indramat system.

Here’s a look at the basic anatomy of Indramat error codes.

What type of Indramat error code are you dealing with?

Each diagnostic message begins with a letter; this first letter lets you know whether the problem is:

  • An error code — a warning that something in your system needs your attention.
  • A fault code — a serious problem that typically causes the component to shut down.
  • A command error — this includes SERCOS issues.

The letter is then followed by a group of three numbers that indicate a specific fault or error. You can look up these alphanumeric codes if you have your troubleshooting guide handy. If you don’t have your manual, you can request a replacement Indramat troubleshooting guide from us.

Here are some examples of Indramat common faults and errors:

F221 Error Motor Temperature Monitor Defective

The most likely cause for this error code is a break in the line to the motor temperature monitor, so you need to check the line.

E326 Bus Power Overload

The drive is asking for too much power. You’ll need to reduce acceleration and use a drive controller with smaller peaks.

E221 Warning Motor Temperature Surveillance Defective

That text is pretty clear, but there are a number of possible causes for this error code. The sensor might be defective, it might be disconnected, or you might have a broken cable.

Clearing Indramat errors

If you see Indramat error codes often enough, you eventually learn to diagnose and troubleshoot the issue quickly and with relative ease. The problem is that most people don’t see them that often. Indramat products are known for their reliability, and they rarely fail.

Fortunately, we have extensive experience troubleshooting Indramat error codes. So check the manual and see if you can fix the problem yourself. If not, give us a call at 479-422-0390 and we can help. We clear most error codes directly over the phone, and we can help you correct fault codes quickly and correctly.