When deciding to repair your industrial automation equipment, there are key things to consider, and it starts with being clear about your priorities.
What is the original purchase price of the equipment? If the cost of repair is equivalent to or higher than replacing with new equipment, the choice is simple.
If you have a high value asset and the cost of repair is less expensive than a replacement, you will most likely choose a repair.
But be careful not to focus exclusively on price – the old adage “you get what you pay for” can be especially true when dealing with non-OEM or salvage components that may get the product running again, but can lead to serious issues with safety, reliability, and performance.
When you choose a repair vendor, make sure you understand the process they use and their commitment to returning your product to the original manufacturer’s specifications. Vendors that use certified parts, follow correct repair procedures and provide a warranty will garner the best results.