An error code that’s not really urgent keeps popping up. Instead of addressing it, you just keep going on about your day. It’s gotten to the point where you don’t even leave a note for the next shift to tell them the error popped up again today. It’s just expected. But what you should be expecting after a while is failure.
Errors can lead to failure
Error codes are there for a reason on Rexroth and Indramat servos and drives. They’re intended to warn you of a problem before it becomes a serious problem.
Some error codes let you know that your component is running hot or that a battery needs replacing. This type of issue can often be solved quickly, before it gets out of hand. Ignoring these troubles, however, can lead to serious problems. For example, failing to replace your battery before it dies can cause you to lose your software parameters. Handle that wrong, and you can end up with a really big, expensive paperweight.
Some error codes are more urgent than others, of course, but it’s important not to ignore error codes that don’t seem pressing. Eventually the problem could build up into a really big problem even if it seems like your Rexroth drive has been running fine for a while with that error code.
Ignoring error codes
Not fixing the errors is like ignoring the oil light on your car’s dashboard. It may seem okay, but it’s just a matter of time before the small problem becomes a much bigger problem.
Having a zero error, zero warning policy is a great way to ensure uptime is as high as possible. By responding to error messages, you can lessen the chances of ending up with an emergency.
If you’re having errors that you’ve been ignoring, it’s time to call us in to solve the problem. We can help you get to the root issue, increase your productivity, and give you peace of mind.