Why Has My Indramat Servo Stopped Working?

If your Indramat servo stopped working, you need to take action as quickly as possible. Downtime costs rack up quickly, and the longer your system is down, the bigger the hit to your wallet. Diagnosing the problem isn’t always easy, however, and clearing the error can take expertise that your technicians don’t have. Call 479-422-0390 for assistance with error codes, or for immediate Indramat repair or support.

Identifying why your Indramat servo stopped working

You should check your Indramat manual any time that your servos shut down. Indramat troubleshooting guides list possible causes for error codes along with the remedial actions for each cause. The manual lists possible causes in order of likelihood.

For example, an F218 Heatsink Overtemperature Shutdown may be caused by several things:

  1. Inadequate cooling
  2. Dirty or obstructed heatsink
  3. Inadequate airflow or ventillation
  4. Failed heat sink blower

This is the order that the troubleshooting guide lists the possible causes for an F218 error. This means that inadequate cooling is the most likely cause and a defective blower is the least likely cause. So you should begin by checking the control cabinet and cooling system instead of trying to buy a new Indramat drive.

However, it’s not always easy to pinpoint the exact reason why your Indramat servo stopped working, even with this information. Trial and error and the process of elimination will eventually lead you to the root of the issue, but there’s a fast – and easier – way.

Getting your system up and running again

Call 479-422-3090 for immediate support for Indramat motion control systems. Our trained technicians specialize in Indramat motion control systems, and have years of experience with diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing Indramat servos, drives, and controls.

In most instances, we can help you troubleshoot your Indramat errors directly over the phone. If it turns out that you need a replacement unit, a repair, or on-site support, we can arrange service and restore your system as quickly as possible.

Call today or contact us online.