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In the industrial maintenance of servo systems, it is particularly important to have a solid Preventive Maintenance Plan. And if we focus specifically on servo systems, this is key. In our blog we have already talked about the importance of this aspect. At GDM we offer you comprehensive solutions in corrective and preventive maintenance of servo systems, industrial electronics, electro-spindles and industrial robotics.

Today we are going to focus on servo systems and their maintenance. These range from the control screen to the servomotor, including the driver. Here are six essential practices that will not only ensure the optimum performance of servo systems, but will also contribute to the overall success of your company.


Before implementing a preventive maintenance plan, it is crucial to conduct a thorough assessment of the current state of your servo systems. Perform periodic inspections to identify possible wear, signs of overheating, unusual vibrations and any signs of deterioration in key components. This initial assessment will lay the groundwork for future interventions and allow you to address potential problems before they become catastrophic failures.

To do this, do not hesitate to plan accordingly. Put the different actions into a timetable and make a note of their execution.


Keep detailed records of every component of your servo systems, from the control screen to the servo motor. This includes information on installation dates, maintenance history, and technical specifications. Accurate documentation makes it easy to quickly identify critical parts and simplifies the planning of preventive replacements. In addition, this information will be invaluable in training new operators and technicians.

By properly designing the Preventive Maintenance Plan we will avoid Corrective Maintenance interventions to a large extent. But if such a breakdown does occur, a correct and conveniently updated documentation control will greatly simplify the repair tasks for the specialised technicians.


An essential aspect of preventive maintenance is the regular adjustment and calibration of servo systems. This involves checking the accuracy of the control display, adjusting parameters in the driver and ensuring that the servo motor is operating within specified limits. These regular adjustments not only improve operational efficiency, but also extend the life of the components.

Don’t forget to schedule these calibrations properly, and count on a trained expert such as the GDM team.


Overheating is one of the main enemies of servo systems. Implement real-time temperature monitoring systems to detect any unusual increases. Define safe temperature limits and set alerts to intervene before heat causes irreparable damage. Proactively monitoring temperature is essential to ensure optimal performance and prevent unscheduled downtime.


Always keep the software and firmware of your servo systems up to date. Updates often include security enhancements, bug fixes and performance optimisations. A regular update schedule ensures that your equipment is protected against security vulnerabilities and benefits from the latest improvements in technology.


A successful preventive maintenance plan depends not only on the technology, but also on the personnel who operate and maintain the servo systems. Provide regular training for your technicians and operators, ensuring that they are up to date with best practices and the latest technologies. A well-trained team is critical to the effective implementation of the maintenance plan and the quick resolution of problems.

And you can always leave the most demanding tasks to specialists. At GENERAL DRIVER MOTOR we support you adequately in these maintenance tasks. Together we can avoid unwanted downtime.

In short, the development of a sound Preventive Maintenance Plan for servo systems is essential to ensure operational efficiency and prolong equipment life. Implementing these six essential practices will put you on the right path to efficient and trouble-free industrial servo system maintenance. At GENERAL DRIVER MOTOR, we are committed to helping you every step of the way by providing comprehensive solutions and expertise in industrial servo systems maintenance.

Contact us for more information and ensure your company’s continued success!