If you’ve been on scheduled downtime and are getting ready to start your Rexroth or Indramat servos back up, there are some steps you should take to make sure everything is ready to start running smoothly for the next year. Rexroth servos can be pretty finicky when they start up for the first time after being shut down and starting them up properly ensures that you don’t break anything. So how can you start up your Rexroth equipment and make sure everything is fine?
There’s a reason why pilots check to make sure everything is in working order before they take off. You should do the same with your Rexroth and Indramat servos. First, check to make sure nothing has changed while you were out on vacation. Go through and check cables for signs of wear and damage. Make sure that there aren’t any water leaks from snowfall or winter weather that affected your Rexroth machinery. Check to make sure all cabinets are securely closed.
This is one great reason to have a manual. If you don’t have one, you might not know there as specific steps to starting up your Rexroth or Indramat equipment, like turning the power on slowly at specific levels before sending it in full-tilt. Doing so might blow your capacitors if they’re not ready to hold a full charge. If your motors and drives are older, it’s more likely that capacitors might need to be babied when being started up for the first time after downtime.
We can provide a manual if you don’t have one so be sure to request a manual for your Indramat or Rexroth servo drive or servomotor so you know what you need to do when starting up your servos for the first time. If you run into trouble and things won’t start, give us a call and we can help walk you through the process to figure out what’s wrong. We have professionals with extensive knowledge of all the intricacies of Rexroth and Indramat servos available to help you, even if it’s something as simple as a step you missed.