Tips: Why Did Your Ingersoll Rand Controller 22173579 Stop Controlling and What to Do

Did your Ingersoll Rand Controller 22173579 stop controlling? Quit on the job? This is frustrating! We get it – it’s a time consuming, costly annoyance to deal with a damaged or malfunctioning controller.

Good news! These Ingersoll Rand controllers are pretty well made and usually repairable! This is often true even for LEGACY units that are well past their warranty expiration date.

What might be wrong with YOUR Ingersoll Rand Controller?:

There are some commonly seen failures for these units. These are usually related to aging components. Problem description reports include getting ERROR Codes 51 and 71. The CAN communication IC (CAN is a specific communication standard) is a high failure rate in these units.  This is due to their susceptibility to noise and spikes. The voltage to frequency IC is also a common failure.

The electrolytic capacitors, as always, have a ‘lifetime’ and will need to be replaced eventually. There is a backup battery (a repair tech is needed for this as it is not customer replaceable) that may eventually fail as well. Output transistors also are occasionally bad in these controllers and can be replaced.

Here are a few recent examples of Ingersoll Rand Controller repairs.  Key failures and major component replacements are shown (all repairs also included cleaning and testing and/or repair of all other components):

  • Ingersoll Rand Controller OEM – 22173579

Problem reported: stopped “working”. Repairs included: Replacing bad capacitors, interface IC, opamp IC . This unit was repaired for about 75% less than the cost of replacement!

 

  • Ingersoll Rand Wedge Controller Comm. No. 22173579

Problem reported: Machine runs 20 seconds and shuts off prematurely and will not speed up. Sometimes won’t crank. Repairs included: Replacing bad capacitors and ICs

  • Ingersoll Rand Controller 22173579

Problem reported: Has a fault code 71 “CAN bus”. Repairs Included: leaky capacitors replaced and damage from leak cleaned/repaired, CAN IC replaced.

  • Ingersoll Rand Wedge Controller 22173579

Problem reported: Error code: 51. Cannot communicate with engine to start. Repairs included: COMM IC AND Serial Logic IC replaced.

We believe knowledge is power. If you are searching for a repair center for your damaged Ingersoll Rand Controller or other industrial electronics, check first to see if your equipment is still under warranty. If it is still under warranty contact the OEM about repairs. If it is out of warranty, contact an independent industrial electronic repair center to find out if they are a good fit for your company and your particular repair needs. They should offer free evaluations for your damaged equipment and, if needed, a free quote for repairs (no bench fees!). They should also provide repair reports if requested and a good warranty of at least one year (more would be better!) that covers both parts AND labor.

 

About the Author: ACS Industrial Services is an independent industrial electronic repair center providing repairs for all types of industrial electronic equipment and most all manufacturers including Ingersoll Rand repairs, repairs for touchscreens, controller repairs,  circuit board repairs, power supplies, VFD AC & DC drive repairs, servo motors, CNC equipment, encoders, monitors, test equipment, light curtains, and much more.  RUSH SERVICE is available and a comprehensive 2-Year Warranty covers most repairs.  The super-helpful customer service team is available to answer your questions and help solve your toughest  industrial electronic repair problems. You can reach them by calling 800-605-6419. Or check out ACS’s incredible new easy-to-search Repair Catalog!

Can My Industrial Power Supply be Repaired?

bridge rectifier repairsMany power supplies can be repaired! That’s the good news! So, what’s the bad news then? The bad news is that your power supply might not be WORTH repairing.

The determining factors for deciding whether you should get power supply repairs go something like this:
  1. Will it be Economical? (What you paid for the power supply originally) – in the world of industrial power supplies, if the original cost was less than $250 (really $500 might be more realistic) it is probably more economical to buy a brand new power supply, IF a new one is even available, and dispose of the damaged one properly.
  2. Availability of parts to complete the repair – Is your power supply obsolete? Ancient? Often a well-stocked electronic repair shop has, or can get, parts for legacy power supplies; but not always.
  3. Cost to Repair vs Cost of New – self explanatory here. Do you have the budget for repairs? New? Often repairs will be less than the cost of new, but again, not always if it was an inexpensive power supply and labor costs exceed the cost of the power supply.
  4. How Much Damage? – This one may or may not be obvious to the naked eye and is really part of “Cost to Repair vs Cost of New” above. Was it caught in a flood or major fire? Is it literally charred? Probably dead, get a new one. Take pictures of the damage and have a technician give the photos a once over to say yes, no or maybe. Having a knowledgeable technician check to see if your power supply is repairable before you send it for repairs may well be worth the effort.  Did you wonder if that charred bridge rectifier in the photo above was repairable?  Believe it or not, YES, it was repaired!
  5. Availability of a Replacement – If you have a damaged legacy power supply you might get lucky and find a used replacement at a good price. But will it have a warranty? Likely not much, if any. A good industrial electronic repair center will offer a better warranty on a repair – sometimes as much as two years – making a repaired OLD power supply with a warranty a smarter spend than replacement OLD power supply with no warranty. If a replacement cannot be found at ANY price, then repair is your ONLY option. No painful decision making required.
  6. Impact of Buying a New Power Supply for an Expensive Larger System – would replacing your power supply require you to replace an entire system from the OEM costing thousands? Then repairs for your power supply make a lot of sense and this is where many of our customers find themselves and the decision makes itself!

Here’s a couple of recent examples of modestly priced legacy power supplies that were WORTH repairing:

repairs for Kingshill power suppliesKingshill Power Supply KN520  – damaged, would not hold voltage. New capacitors and reflowing of solder made this old power supply like new! This customer has lots of these old power supplies. Kingshill power supply repairs made perfect sense.

 

Kingshill repairsKingshill Power Supply KN15-8 – damaged, NO output. This one required more parts and labor but this Kingshill power supply repairs were STILL worth it! This power supply needed replacements for the rectifier diode, transistors, capacitors, power fets as well as reflowed solder before it was back in working order.

 

So what’s NOT worth repairing? At the top of the list would be inexpensive, mass produced power supplies such as those that come out of computers and televisions. These power supplies can be fairly complicated because of some of the functions and their compact size. This makes them poor candidates for repairs.

Preventing your power supply from getting fried in the first place is pretty useful information! If you’d like some tips on that from a previous post click this link!

If you think you need industrial power supply repairs check first to see if your equipment is still under warranty. If so, contact the OEM about repairs. If it is out of warranty, hopefully you have a go-to repair center.

If not, contact an independent industrial electronic repair center to find out if they are a good fit for your company and your particular repair needs. They should offer free evaluations for your damaged power supplies and a free quote for repairs (no bench fees!). They should also provide repair reports if requested and a good warranty of at least one year that covers both parts and labor.

 

About the Author: ACS Industrial Services is an independent industrial electronic repair center providing power supply repairs for all types and manufacturers, circuit board repairs, repairs for drives, servo motors, CNC equipment, encoders, monitors and touchscreens, PLCs, HMIs, test equipment, light curtains, Kingshill kn520 power supply repairs, Kingshill kn158 repairs, and much more. RUSH SERVICE is available on request and Two Year Warranties cover most repairs. The very helpful customer service team is available live to answer your questions and help you solve your toughest industrial electronic repair problems. You can reach them by calling 800-605-6419 or going to www.acsindustrial.com.

T or F? Are Water Damaged Industrial Electronics Repairable?

omron NS8-TV00B-V2 repairs TRUE or FALSE?  H20 + ELECTRONICS = Nightmare.  Are water-damaged industrial electronics repairable or always “toast”? The truth is, this is very often a true equation. Water is definitely one third of the Evil Triad (water, heat, dirt) that can spell disaster for electronic equipment like this Omron NS8—TV00B-V2 HMI.

But in this case, the equation of doom turned out to be FALSE! This Omron HMI got water behind the touch screen causing the screen to flicker into different pages and would not allow the machine to run. Bad news for our Midwest U.S. meat processing plant customer!

After opening the unit, we discovered that there was minimal water damage inside, all of which could be repaired or replaced. We also replaced the damaged bezel, touchscreen and LCD. The unit was dried, cleaned and tested and has been returned to the mid-west U.S. processing plant in solid working order! This repair saved our customer approximately 50% of the cost of buying a new replacement unit! Now that’s GOOD news after fearing the worst!

Harsh manufacturing environments can often expose sensitive electronics to excess moisture, dirt, heat, and even vibrations all of which are tough on even the best equipment.  We see the results of this every single day! Water damaged electronics are not always a lost cause.  If you have a hard-to-replace and/or expensive unit with water damage it may well be worth the effort of having it inspected to see if it can be saved.

If you want to more information on how to assess your water-damaged electronics here’s a previous post on that useful subject.

Knowledge is Power

At ACS we believe knowledge is power. If you are searching for a repair center for your damaged industrial electronics check first to see if your equipment is still under warranty. If it is still under warranty contact the OEM about repairs. If it is out of warranty, contact an independent industrial electronic repair center to find out if they are a good fit for your company and your particular repair needs. They should offer free evaluations for your damaged equipment and, if needed, a free quote for repairs (no bench fees!). They should also provide repair reports if requested and a good warranty of at least one year (more would be better!) that covers both parts AND labor.

 

About the Author: ACS Industrial Services is an independent industrial electronic repair center providing repairs for all types of industrial electronic equipment and most all manufacturers including  operator control repairs,  HMI repairs, circuit board repairs, touch screen repairs, power supplies, VFD AC & DC drive repairs, servo motors, CNC equipment, encoders, monitors, test equipment, light curtains, and much more.  RUSH SERVICE is available and a comprehensive 2-Year Warranty covers most repairs.  The super-helpful customer service team is available to answer your questions and help solve your toughest  industrial electronic repair problems. You can reach them by calling 800-605-6419. Or check out ACS’s incredible new easy-to-search Repair Catalog!