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Find Rexroth Indramat Manuals 0

Posted on 4, June 2018

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

You know that Rexroth Indramat product you have in your plant right now, the one acquired in 1980 — or 1970? Can you put your hands on the manual? I bet the answer is, “No.” That manual has probably biodegraded by now, or it’s in a water damaged box in the back of some forgotten warehouse, being eaten by mice. No problem. Just request a manual. Rexroth manuals include troubleshooting information, like error code lists and explanations. They have basic information about safety and about the environment your motion control system needs to function well. We’ll send you a manual [&hellip

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Should You Buy Indramat on eBay? 1

Posted on 16, May 2018

in Category Blog, Featured, Indramat Tips, Rexroth Service

You can buy Indramat drives, servos, and controls on eBay, no question about it. I checked just a minute ago and found more than four thousand choices for a simple search on “Indramat.” The question is not, “Can you buy Indramat on eBay?” The question is, “Should you buy Indramat on eBay?” At first glance it might seem like a good idea. There are plenty of items to choose from, and the prices are dramatically lower in some cases than what you would expect to pay for new or factory refurbished Indramat motion control. Who doesn’t like a bargain? Here [&hellip

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Identifying Your Indramat Model 0

Posted on 18, April 2018

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

  Our typical caller — and that number is (479) 422-0390, in case you need us right now — our typical caller is a manager who is looking at a metal box, maybe with some smoke coming out of it. It says “Indramat” on it, and that’s usually just about all that typical caller can tell us. We can usually provide a new or remanufactured electrical drive, control, or motor of just the right kind. We can almost always provide repair service. But first you have to figure out what you’ve got. In some cases, it’s easy to see the [&hellip

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What Should You Know Before You Call Us? 0

Posted on 6, November 2017

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

  Often, we get calls from managers who are on the verge of panic because they’ve already tried dozens of things before they’ve called us. Easy solution: call us first.The number is (479) 422-0390, and if you have a problem right now, you can call us right now. We’re going to need some information from you, though. If you’re already feeling frustrated, track down this data before you call. First, see whether you can tell us which drive, control, or motor you’re dealing with. Those links will take you to pages that list the likely options. There are photos there [&hellip

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Getting to Know Rexroth Indramat Error Messages 0

Posted on 3, November 2017

in Category Blog, Indramat Tips, Rexroth Service

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 [&hellip

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When To Upgrade 2

Posted on 9, August 2017

in Category Blog, Indramat Tips, Rexroth Service

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 at the drop of a hat. There are outside drivers of this as well. Sales people, by their nature, want to sell things. Misdiagnosed problems with equipment can make it seem as if an upgrade is the easiest way to get a problem off your [&hellip

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Get to Know the Indramat MKD Series Servomotors 0

Posted on 24, July 2017

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

Indramat MKD servomotor

The Indramat MKD series of servomotors is a basic workhorse of a motor from Rexroth. Click the link to see all the (many, many) different codes in this series. Why so many? First, it’s available in five different rotor diameters: 025 041 071 090 112 Next, it has several other options. The series comes with and without keyways — special grooves designed to accommodate a key — which ensure that the two parts are lined up correctly. It also comes with and without holding brakes. Holding brakes engage when the electricity is cut off, safely keeping the load in place [&hellip

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The Dirty Truth about Overheating Servos 0

Posted on 31, March 2017

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

Heat failure is one of the biggest problems for motion control technology, especially as we move into warmer temperatures. What causes heat failure? Well, obviously, heat. Ambient temperatures get higher in spring and summer, of course, but we don’t always notice it. If it’s a gradual increase, we humans can gradually adjust. Servomotors and drives can’t. An open cabinet in a room that’s getting steadily hotter is asking for trouble. Even in a controlled environment such as an air-conditioned cabinet, your servos may need a little more juice for their A/C. That’s not the only issue, though. You may be [&hellip

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Right-sizing Indramat and Rexroth Equipment 0

Posted on 27, March 2017

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

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 [&hellip

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Legacy Parts 0

Posted on 13, June 2016

in Category Blog, Rexroth Service

Legacy. Mature. Obsolete. Secondary. Classic. These are words you’re likely to hear when you have a problem with your machinery or a decision to make about your machinery. They may sound good, but they’re generally euphemisms for “old.” Do you want to stick with your old machine, you’re being asked, or get a new one? Legacy machinery is old machinery, typically machinery that is no longer made. There is an implication that there’s still value in the machinery — a legacy, after all, is what you leave to the future — but there is usually very reasonable concern about the [&hellip

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