Avoiding downtime with your Indramat and Rexroth equipment is probably high on your list of priorities or maybe right at the top if you’re in charge of Rexroth or Indramat maintenance. So what are our tips for ways to avoid downtime?
Do routine checks on cables
Just because your Rexroth equipment has been running without problems longer than some of your workers have been alive doesn’t mean that it can’t give you trouble. One importent way to make sure things will continue to run smoothly is to do regular checks on your Rexroth cables and catch things before they break.
You probably don’t wait till your tires on your car explode because of wear—why do the same for your equipment? Cables are typically the first to give trouble and are the first replacement needed. Keep extras on hand and make checking them part of your routine.
Keep it clean
We’ve talked about keeping the voltage clean as well as keeping your Indramat equipment physically clean. Since summer is in full swing now, we’ll see more and more overheating issues and power surge issues as the demand for electricity is higher on hot days. Ensure that your Rexroth machines are kept at an ideal operating temperature and that your electric source isn’t causing a brownout issue.
Rexroth components are generally maintenance free, but that assumes they’re used as the maker intended.
If you have a problem you can’t fix, seek help
If your Rexroth equipment does break and needs repair, you probably will quickly be in over your head because Rexroth parts break so rarely you’ve probably never dealt with the problem before. Rexroth components are not designed to be repaired on the machine, either.
Instead of struggling through a repair and having excessing downtime, call us. We know how to solve your problem because we’ve experienced and worked through hundreds of similar problems. Instead of floundering or making a bad repair that’ll cost you later, get the help you need.