If you’re burning out your Rexroth electric motion control repeatedly, there’s a bigger problem. “Repeatedly ” here means that when a component burns out, everyone remembers the last time it happened. Rexroth drives often go for decades without any problems at all. Burnouts could reflect a number of problems, from poor atmospheric conditions to dirty or fluctuating power supplies. One of the biggest sources of habitual burnouts, however, is using the wrong equipment for the job.
There are a lot of variables to consider when you’re talking about right-sizing your equipment, from torque output to power requirements to personality modules. If your Rexroth electric motion control fails, you should check into whether or not your equipment is rated for the job you need done. Failure is often caused by the drive or motor being overworked trying to do a job it just can’t do well. Think about it this way: if you are too weak to move a heavy object easily but you’re being forced to do it over and over, it’ll just be a matter of time before you really hurt yourself. Luckily for humans, when our backs start to ache we can stop. Robots aren’t so lucky.
Rexroth drives are pretty smart and will usually give you warning signals that they’re being overworked in the form of E error codes. If you catch the errors quickly enough, you may be able to prevent failure before it happens. But if you’re asking for a little guy to do a big guy’s job, no amount of prevention is going to stop him from failing.
This problem may come up when you update part of your system without considering the effects on other parts of the system. We can help you with configuration to keep that from happenign again.
If your legacy or new Rexroth drives or motors fail, give us a call and we’ll help sort it out.