If you are a technically inclined person, personally troubleshooting your PLC (programmable logic controller) may be your best option for repairs. Your other two options are hiring someone to make the repairs for you and completely replacing the equipment altogether. If you don’t easily balk at technical challenges, making the repairs on your own is likely your best option.
Advantages of Troubleshooting PLCs on Your Own
There are several advantages to making the repairs on your own. Some people are terrified of technical challenges, but most technically minded people love to dig into the nuts and bolts of a project to see how it actually works. Learning how to make the repairs on your own could save you more money in the future should you need to make additional repairs. Also, it will help give you a better technical understanding of your equipment.
Oh, and let’s not forget the best part. Doing the repairs yourself saves you money! Though it does cost you time as well, it will save you from the costs of new equipment or repair service costs. The tradeoff seems to be between time and money, and if you have a tight repair deadline you may want to consider reaching out to our technical support.
PLC Troubleshooting Resources
While some PLC repair specialists seek to guard their troubleshooting knowledge in an effort to garner more business, Qualitrol is dedicated to our customers. We offer free troubleshooting resources that will help you make the repairs on your own. Our hands on videos will teach you the nitty-gritty technical details to show you how to replace modules and make configuration repairs with your own two hands. If you do not already know how to repair your PLC components, get help from our how-to videos.
However, our free technical resources don’t end with troubleshooting videos. We also offer a variety of information and tools for GE/GE Fanuc, Siemens, and Allen-Bradley products. The following is some of the information and troubleshooting resources we provide:
– Programming Tools
– Conversion Tools
We understand what a headache it can be when you need to make repairs but lack the necessary product information. For this reason, we have compiled a comprehensive set of resources to aid you with troubleshooting.
I Couldn’t Fix the PLC on My Own. Now What?
If you failed to successfully repair your equipment, don’t despair. When you just can’t seem to figure out how to make the repairs on your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team. We can save you time by having a certified member of our technical support team make the necessary repairs for you. We can also save you money that would otherwise be spent on new equipment. No matter what PLC challenges are set before you, we are here to help you overcome them.