For many exist­ing plants, a retro­fit can be the sig­nif­i­cant­ly bet­ter alter­na­tive to a new pur­chase. By replac­ing out­dat­ed soft­ware and hard­ware com­po­nents and adding con­tem­po­rary tech­nolo­gies, we bring your plant back up to the state of the art and increase your pro­duc­tiv­i­ty so that you too are ready for Indus­try 4.0.

How­ev­er, not only the eco­nom­ic aspects play a role for us, but also the eco­log­i­cal aspects are of great impor­tance. The reduc­tion of CO2 emis­sions, low­er ener­gy con­sump­tion and more sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion is some­thing we take great plea­sure in realising.

We offer the indi­vid­ual retro­fit of your pro­duc­tion plant as a com­plete pack­age with sup­port for the con­cept devel­op­ment, help with the spec­i­fi­ca­tions, analy­sis and recal­cu­la­tion. We not only inte­grate your machines into the dig­i­tal world, but also con­vert them to ener­gy-effi­cient dri­ves, mod­ernise the electrics and the con­trol sys­tem and sup­port you with the haz­ard analy­sis and the safe­ty-relat­ed conversion.

With our com­plete or grad­ual retro­fit, you save sig­nif­i­cant­ly high­er costs for a new acqui­si­tion, have only short pro­duc­tion down­times and a con­sid­er­able increase in qual­i­ty. We expand the func­tion­al­i­ties of your plant and increase occu­pa­tion­al safe­ty. After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the project, you will receive both the con­trol sys­tem soft­ware and all cer­tifi­cates and doc­u­men­ta­tion created.

Our promise
  • Inte­gra­tion of the plant into the exist­ing IT infrastructure
  • Con­ver­sion to ener­gy-effi­cient dri­ve solutions
  • Expan­sion & mod­erni­sa­tion of the con­trol system
  • Haz­ard analy­sis and safe­ty-relat­ed conversion
  • Visu­al­i­sa­tion and record­ing of machine and ener­gy data
  • Turnkey: every­thing from a sin­gle source includ­ing elec­tri­cal and mechan­i­cal installation
  • Cross-indus­try expe­ri­ence of our experts:
    • Retro­fit in spe­cial machine construction
    • Retro­fit press
    • Retro­fit hard­en­ing plant
    • Retro­fit winder
Your economic advantages at a glance
  • Low­er invest­ment costs than for a new acquisition
  • Mod­erni­sa­tion in the short­est pos­si­ble time thanks to opti­mal preparation
  • Very low pro­duc­tion downtimes
  • Increase in work safety
  • Exten­sion of the sys­tem functions
  • Qual­i­ty improvement
  • Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty increase
  • Seam­less mon­i­tor­ing of process data such as tem­per­a­ture, pres­sure and vibration
  • New pos­si­bil­i­ties in pre­ven­tive maintenance
  • Auto­mat­ic con­trol of process limits
  • Com­pre­hen­sive traceability

In addi­tion to the eco­nom­ic advan­tages of dig­i­tal mod­erni­sa­tion through a retro­fit, the eco­log­i­cal aspects such as the reduc­tion of CO2 emis­sions, low­er ener­gy con­sump­tion and sus­tain­abil­i­ty will become more and more impor­tant in the future. Through more effec­tive pro­duc­tion, improved work­flows and a reduc­tion in ener­gy costs, we can make your pro­duc­tion more sus­tain­able and qualitative.

Your ecological advantages at a glance
  • More sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion through mod­erni­sa­tion instead of new purchases
  • Reduc­tion of ener­gy costs through new dri­ve systems
  • Ener­gy mon­i­tor­ing through high­er-lev­el connection
  • Replace­ment of hydraulic units with ser­vo applications
  • Auto­mat­ic shut­down of non-sys­tem-rel­e­vant com­po­nents dur­ing standstill

You can find a cur­rent exam­ple of a retro­fit in our ref­er­ence projects:

Quality Automation – Success Story – Retrofit einer Nadelmaschine zur Filzverarbeitung
Retro­fit of a needling machine for felt processing 

The com­plete mod­ern­iza­tion of a needling machine from 1980 was intend­ed to bring it up to the lat­est state of the tech­nol­o­gy. By replac­ing out­dat­ed soft­ware and hard­ware with con­tem­po­rary tech­nolo­gies and adding new com­po­nents and stan­dards, the ben­e­fits of a retro­fit were ful­ly exploited.

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One of our great­est strengths is our wide-rang­ing expert knowl­edge, which enables us to find the best automa­tion solu­tion for your sys­tem, inde­pen­dent of man­u­fac­tur­er and industry-wide.

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For many exist­ing plants, a retro­fit can be the sig­nif­i­cant­ly bet­ter alter­na­tive to a new acquisition.

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We focus on a holis­tic approach and accom­pa­ny you from project plan­ning to com­plete inte­gra­tion or instal­la­tion — worldwide.

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