Posts Categorized: Indramat Tips

Getting to Know Rexroth Indramat Error Messages

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… Read more »

Why Do We Call It a Servomotor?

  You may call it a servo motor, servo-motor, servomotor, or just a servo. Indramat called their 20th century original an “AC Servo.” Why? Servo or cerveau? While it has been suggested that the French cerveau (brain) might be the root for this term, it’s more likely to be the Latin servus, which gives us… Read more »

Don’t Ignore Errors

An error code that’s not really urgent keeps popping up. Instead of addressing it, you just keep going on about your day. It’s gotten to the point where you don’t even leave a note for the next shift to tell them the error popped up again today. It’s just expected. But what you should be… Read more »

The Dreaded F228 Error Code

Not a week goes by without multiple calls from clients asking about F228 faults on their Rexroth Servo Drives. The manual has a very dense explanation for a very simple error, which often times leads clients down the wrong path. F228 means that the motor can’t keep up with where it is supposed to be…. Read more »

Are You in Panic Mode because of Downtime?

You had to shut down your Rexroth Indramat equipment because it was having severe issues. That’s a big problem. We know our customers lose thousands of dollars every second their Rexroth machines are down. Between lost time, paying employees when they’re not producing, and the possibilities of losing orders, it’s a high stress situation. As… Read more »

Getting to Know the Indramat RAC Drives

Often the first contact we have from new customers takes place when they open a cabinet — a cabinet housing some piece of machinery which has never given them problems before — and see the word “Indramat.” “I called you,” they will explain, “because the broken thing is labeled Indramat.” If you’ve got an Indramat… Read more »

When To Upgrade

After having been in this business for longer than I care to think about, I find that upgrading is probably the most misunderstood and poorly approached action that people take with their machinery. People who will spend months analyzing the purchase of new equipment will launch into the upgrade of an existing piece of equipment… Read more »

Diagnostic Messages and Indramat Repairs

Diagnostic messages from Indramat servo drives aren’t clear statements like “Overheating.” Instead, the messages are  numerical codes. For example, the DIAX03 might share with you that it’s experiencing an F219 — a motor overtemperature shutdown. Yeah, there’s some overheating going on. Having a manual helps, and we’ll be happy to send you one. But even… Read more »

Rexroth Indramat Error Code F226

Industrial motion control, including servo motors and drives, are set up to stop if continuing to work would be dangerous to the machinery or to the people operating it. Fortunately, Rexroth Indramat drives don’t just stop and leave you wondering what’s going on. They communicate with you, sharing their inmost thoughts, or at least the… Read more »

Rexroth Safety Measures

People are pretty stupid sometimes. No matter how many times you warn them, tell them the disastrous repercussions, or post signs like this one to catch attention, they still do things that end up harming themselves or others. According to the National Safety Council, some 89% of workers ignore safety rules. We’ve made the point… Read more »