Are you developing your business goals for 2014? Keeping your Indramat and Rexroth servomotors and servo drives in your sights for your business goals is important when making plans—what happens if you experience downtime? Downtime isn’t something you want but should be something you plan for as part of your business plan for 2014. Without contingency plans for unscheduled and unexpected downtime due to Indramat or Rexroth failures, you might be completely sunk.
At some point, your Indramat or Rexroth equipment is going to break. It could be this year, it might even be the year after. It could be in ten years. There’s no real way of knowing when you’ll have problems with Indramat or Rexroth machines—but one thing is certain. There will come a time when something goes wrong.
Does that make Rexroth and Indramat bad? Certainly not—they have some of the longest up-times in the business and many of them have been puttering along for decades, problem free. However, as time goes on a failure will happen. It’s just part of doing business. Making plans ensures your business doesn’t go belly up because of a Indramat failure.
So what should you plan for? First, gather together the contact information for reliable businesses that might help you in the event that your Indramat servo might break. Program our number (479-422-0390) into your phone, even, so you have someone to call quickly.
Next, make a plan for what your business does if there’s a malfunction that shuts you down. At what point do you need to send workers home instead of paying them to stand around with nothing to do? Can you keep half staff working on other things if one part of your line goes down? What will you do to keep other other aspects of your business running? Having these answers ready to go and numbers to support you decisions make it easier to make informed choices.