But what might initially seem like the most convenient or cost-effective option is not always the case in the long run.
As with most services, there are many options available when your automation equipment has a failure. It is important to look at all aspects of the repair, from the product, to your repair provider, to how you need that piece of equipment to perform.
Local repair houses tend to focus on specific technologies, while regional or national vendors generally serve a wider breadth. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often provide repair or remanufacturing services as well.
And of course, there is always the question of whether to repair or buy new. Choosing the right service can mean the difference between additional benefits and unintended consequences.