• Increasing availability
  • Increase in productivity
  • Production traceability through integration into a FLS system (e.g. ISWlogistics©)
  • Secured spare part supply over a long period of time
  • Current safety technology for personnel protection

Facility modernisation and machine modernisation, also known as retrofit, is the solution for many users to give the machinery a “new life”.

New purchase or retrofit, or partial modernisation or complete modernisation – economic feasibility naturally plays a key role in this decision. Whereas the mechanics of the facility/machine are often still in very good condition, the electronics often need to be modernised.

The automation and drive technology are no longer state of the art, are possibly error-prone and obtaining replacement parts is difficult or no longer possible.
In such instances, a retrofit is often significantly more economical than a new purchase. As a rough rule of thumb, the costs of retrofitting are about 20 to 65 percent of the cost of a new acquisition, depending on the scope of service.

Depending on the scope of services, functionality can be achieved that would be state of the art today. This also applies to security and monitoring in accordance with existing guidelines and standards.

Worn parts were replaced with modern components when renewing the electrical installation, and the facility was retrofitted according to current requirements for personnel protection. Documentation, particularly wiring diagrams and switching component lists, were revised during the retrofit and reconditioned, where applicable.