Repair Bulletin

Whatever Happened to Original Kollmorgen Brushless Servomotors?

In an earlier blog we told of the rivalry that existed between Pacific Scientific and Kollmorgen before their arranged marriage under the Danaher umbrella. At the heart of this competition were their respective brushless servo motors. This is the second in a series of two blogs that will look back at those two manufacturers’ introductory servo offerings.

Factory Isn’t a Factor in Powertec Brushless DC Drive Repair

The decision by Powertec to no longer manufacture or repair the Genesis line of brushless DC drives might have some customers concerned about the loss of their factory support.

Avoiding Costly Retrofits with Servo Drive Repair

Experience has proven that servo drive repair should always be the first option considered before undergoing an expensive retrofit to replace a failing legacy drive.

Whatever Happened to Original PacSci Brushless Servomotors?

Pacific Scientific sprang into the servo arena in the late 1980’s with their R series brushless servomotors. Although the “R” in those days indicated the motor employed rare earth magnets, these were not just any rare-earth magnets.

Estimating the Life Left on Your Servo Drive

It is important to know how much life left on your servo drive so that you’re not caught by surprise. This is especially true if your unit is 8-10 years old, as that’s the typical time period in which we find most servo drives needing repairs.

Whatever Happened to the SC900 Servo Drive?

When the all-digital Pacific Scientific SC900 servo drive came along in the early 90s, it replaced the less-compact SC700 series. As it turns out, the SC900 did really well in the market and laid the groundwork for things to come.

Dealing with Servo Drive Contamination

Servo drive contamination is a problem with almost every piece of equipment that comes into Motor Systems for repair. This is especially true around this time of year.

Whatever Happened to the BDS Servo Drive?

What was the BDS Servo Drive? The BDS Servo Drive series was well ahead of the completion when it was introduced to the market by 1986.

What Resellers Deserve from a Servo Repair Center

Servo repair centers that provide the best service to resellers tend to be ones that adopt a hero-making approach to their businesses.

OEM Chooses Repair Over Replacement for PC800 Servo Drives

Repair or Replacement? An OEM that manufactures pet vaccination machinery got a real shot in the arm when they turned to Motor Systems Inc. for help in repairing 22 Pacific Scientific PC800 servo drives.

The 5 Advantages of Servo Drive Preventative Maintenance

Is it sensible to pay for servo drive preventative maintenance on an old unit that seems to be working perfectly fine? Wouldn’t it better to simply let it run until it fails…and then have it repaired?

The Importance of Restoring Servo Drives to OEM Specs

The objective of any servo drive repair should be to fully restore the drive to its original OEM performance levels.

How Other Servo Repair Centers Handle Unsolvable Problems

It’s said that if you’re looking to find the best medical advice in town, ask any doctor to name who they turn to when they’re sick. After all, even doctors need a doctor on occasion

The Hazards of Buying Used Servo Drives On-Line

Have you ever thought about using an on-line auction/sales website to replace an inoperable legacy servo drive?

Kollmorgen’s Authorized Repair Center, But So What?

This fall Motor Systems Inc. will proudly celebrate the 7th anniversary of our appointment as the only factory authorized repair center for the complete line of Kollmorgen XT servo motors.

The Value In Using “The” Factory Authorized Servo Service Center

To best avoid the problems that come from using non-authorized servo service centers, it’s simply a matter of understanding the difference between “We’re able to do that,” and “We’re authorized to do that.”

Are Aged Electrolytic Capacitors Quietly Damaging Your Drive?

Electrolytic Capacitors Slowly Losing Life? It may come as a surprise that your capacitors are slowly losing life regardless of whether or not their drives are actively being utilized.