Repair of IPCs
Procedure and components that fail particularly frequently
In order to correctly assess an IPC failure, we first precisely determine the specific cause of the damage. Defects in components of industrial PCs have very different causes, but also very different effects. The most common defects occur in the power supply or the built-in power supplies; other common defects are hard drive failures and defective mainboards or motherboards. Defects in RAM and RAM modules are just as common. However, the built-in CPU fails far more rarely.
IPC failure on special machines
Individual failures in dedicated special machines can also be caused by the interfaces, for example with expansion cards based on ISA, PCI or PCIe. Specifically, we primarily observe failures in the Profi-BUS, CAN-Bus or similar communication interfaces and protocols.
The manufacturers of often installed interfaces in the professional BUS area are, for example, Siemens, Beckhoff and Hilscher. CAN BUS systems are available from National Instruments (NI) or PEAK-System-Technik. We are thoroughly familiar with all of these systems.
Once we have completed the analysis, we can identify the existing errors step by step in the software or with the help of replacement modules. If we know exactly the cause of the error, we will repair the defective part or replace the component.
Save data if an industrial PC fails
In the event of errors in data storage media, data often has to be restored or saved because everything must be done to preserve as much of the existing data as possible. The more data that can be preserved or saved, the faster a system can be put back into operation after repairs. Depending on the damage on the data carrier, it may be necessary to use a clean room environment. Retrofit GmbH also has the necessary resources for this.