Should You Repair a Failed Servo or Replace one?
A failed servo motor is never a good thing. Aside from the expenses of halting production and the costly downtime of finding the right solution, there’s another important question to ask: Should I repair a failed servo or simply buy another motor? The correct answer to this question can mean the difference between a lengthy and expensive situation and a prompt return to production.
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Repair vs. Replace
When deciding between repairing or replacing a servo motor, consider these factors
- Why did the motor fail? What were the symptoms?
- Is there a spare unit on hand that can be put into service?
- Is the machine down? What is the cost of continued downtime?
- What is the cost of a new motor? Is it immediately available or is there a lengthly lead-time until it can be
delivered and put into service?
- What is the warranty (in-service) for a repair?
- Can you find a servo repair vendor willing to provide a free quote? Can they do so in a timely manner?
- Is the repair vendor reputable? How long have they been repairing servo motors?
- Even if the repair is more than 50% the cost of buying a new motor, can the machinery be running more quickly
than buying new?