Rexroth acquired a company called Indramat in the 20th century. This company became the electric drive and control division of Rexroth. There are still legacy Rexroth Indramat machines in service today. Since they rarely have problems, you might see that Indramat name for the first time when something breaks down and you have to open the cabinet.
“Indramat,” it says. And an error code. So how do you read and understand the error code/
Indramat error codes consist of a number and some text. For example, you might see
F228 excessive output error
The diagnostic number (here, F228) typically shows as alternating pairs of numbers. The text shows in the language chosen at set up.
Here’s another example:
E414 parameters were lost
Once you’ve identified the code, you look it up in the appropriate Indramat manual. The manual will list the most common reasons for the drive to throw that code.
Sounds simple, right?
Unfortunately, even if you have the intimate understanding that you need in order to find the code and then find the explanation, that may not be enough information. We’ve already explained how the F822 can actually be a cable problem, and how dirt can trigger a heat failure error. We could give you dozens more examples.
You’re standing there staring at “alarm overflow error” and trying to imagine what that might mean in the context of your particular implementation. Dirty electricity? Humidity? Evil spirits?
Easy solution: call us at (479) 422-0390. We can often provide support over the phone.
If your problem requires more than phone support, we can also provide field support or factory repair. Whatever you need, we can get you back up and running quickly — and keep you from losing sleep..