Retrofitting in Mechanical Engineering: Productivity-increasing Revitalization of Outdated Systems and Machines
Revitalization of systems and machine modernization, also known as retrofit machine, is the solution for many users to give the machine park a new life.
New purchase or retrofit, i.e. partial refurbishment or complete upgrade - economic efficiency plays the key role in this decision. While the mechanics of the system / machine are often still in very good condition, the electronics often have to be brought up to date.
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- Increase in availability
- Productivity increase
- Production traceability through integration into an FLS system (e.g. ISWlogistics ©)
- Secure spare parts supply over a long period of time
- Current safety technology for personal protection
Retrofit Machine as an Economical Alternative to Buying New
The automation technology and drive technology are no longer state of the art, are possibly prone to failure and the procurement of spare parts is difficult or no longer possible.
Depending on the scope of a retrofit machine measure, a functionality can be achieved that corresponds to the current state of the art. This also applies to safety and monitoring, taking into account the existing guidelines and standards.
When the electrotechnical installation is renewed, worn parts are replaced by modern components and the system is converted in accordance with the current requirements for personal protection. The documentation, in particular the circuit diagrams and circuit parts lists, will be revised as part of the retrofit and, if necessary, renewed.
Do you need a retrofit for your outdated plant? We are proven experts in revitalizing machines!
Integrating an outdated plant with outdated machines into a "smart factory" of the Industry 4.0 era requires a great deal of competence, experience, and expertise. Furthermore, a precise economic consideration is necessary. In many cases, however, we conclude that revitalizing or modernizing the affected machines is more economical than replacing them.
When we tackle a revitalization, we basically pursue two main goals:
- Compliance with all (often more stringent) regulations and safety regulations
- Significant increase in productivity
In addition, we can integrate new functions and features because we have the necessary software know-how. Feel free to contact us if you need a real specialist for the retrofit of your outdated machines!