Troubleshooting Your Rexroth Electric Motion Control

Rexroth, now Bosch Rexroth, makes the best motion control products — servo motors, drives, and controls — on the planet. If you have this machinery in your facility, you probably can’t remember the last time you had any problems with it. If it’s not working right now, there are several steps you can take to… Read more »

What You Need Handy When You Call for Repairs

When you need repairs, reman, or any kind of support for any part of your Rexroth electric motion control system, you can make things easier for yourself by taking a few minutes for preparation. “Easier for yourself” because we get a lot of calls about motion control emergencies, and we know just how they go…. Read more »

Ford’s New Spot Robots

Ford used to travel around its factories with a camera and tripod to get a full understanding of the space before reorganizations and updates. Now, they’ve rented a couple of robot dogs to do the job. Named Fluffy and Spot, the dogs are doing a laser scan of the factories. Why? As one of the… Read more »

Rexroth Indramat Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes, aka Drive Watchdog Trigger, is a fairly common error.  Most clients who need help with this don’t realize that’s why they need help. The display can present with what looks like (and is) junk — no recognizable error code. It’s called “snake eyes” because in addition to weird stuff, you’ll see two blinking… Read more »

Diagnostic Messages and Indramat Repairs

Diagnostic messages from Indramat servo drives aren’t clear statements like “Overheating.” Instead, the messages are  numerical codes. For example, the DIAX03 might share with you that it’s experiencing an F219 — a motor overtemperature shutdown. Yeah, there’s some overheating going on. Having a manual helps, and we’ll be happy to send you one. But even… Read more »

Packaging Changes and Social Justice

Conversations about the Skills Gap and the trouble manufacturers have finding skilled workers have for years now featured the fact that the largest cohort of skilled factory workers are retiring. The typical manufacturing worker is now in his late fifties or early sixties. The retirement of this group of workers is leaving a lot of… Read more »

Common Sense for Robot Navigation

Rexroth makes the best motion control systems on the planet. You want something to move from precisely point A to precisely point B? Rexroth systems can do it every time. As robots take on more tasks, though specifying point A and point B, however precisely, no longer does the job. Delivery robots need to learn… Read more »

Do You Have an Indramat Manual?

You’re at work going about your normal routines when suddenly one of your Indramat or Rexroth machines is doing something strange. It has a message on the PLC control screen but it doesn’t make much sense. All it says is a letter followed by some random numbers. You look around for your Indramat manual, but… Read more »

Rexroth Error Code F2057

Rexroth error codes are a handy heads up from your IndraDrive that something has gone wrong. Sometimes it’s a matter of overheating or a broken cable or another mechanical, physical issue. Sometimes, as with Rexroth error code F2057, it’s more of a programming error. What does Rexroth error code F2057 mean? An F2057 error means… Read more »

What Automation Innovations Will Become the New Normal?

For a while, we were waiting for the coronavirus to go away so everything could go back to normal. Now, we’ve realized that we may just have to live with it. That means we’ll have a new normal. Some of the characteristics of the new normal might include more robots, fewer handshakes, and tougher standards… Read more »

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