Retrofitting and Revamping

Retrofitting is modernization or revamping of machines that have been in use for a long time. Although the mechanical parts of older machines are often in good condition, the electronics have undergone complete innovation to reliable and faster ones.

It is not viable to continue using obsolete equipment because in the long run not only will the equipment reduce the capability of your plant, but it will pose another problem; that is the availability of spare parts. The manufacturer is not usually producing spare parts of obsolete equipment or is producing it at an exorbitantly high cost and thus customers' production plant will always be in danger of breaking down or ends up paying huge sums which at many a times is equivalent to the cost of retrofitting the machine with a newer system. But with retrofitting, the lost of valuable production time is reduced due to ready availability of spare parts and also repairs facility from the manufacturer.

Sometimes the company that the equipment is purchased from no longer exists. Hence the customer support and technical service will no longer be at your service. In this case, CAPPL will help you to retrofit and improve the performance in production in a cost-effective way. The other advantages that arise from retrofitting are lower downtimes, faster machining cycles, greater accuracy, machining of complex parts, program storage/increased memory capacity, improved user-friendliness and possibility of networking that are standard features of control systems now a days.

The following situations implies when to retrofit :
  • Increased maintenance costs
  • Decreased output
  • Frequent Shutdown maintenance
  • Employees not working at 100% efficiency
  • No spare parts available/scarce
  • Unavailability of service
  • Increased downtime
  • Lost production

These are just some signs that suggest that you must retrofit in order to counter these problems or other potential more serious problems. It is very important to check your machines periodically and identify these problems. In this way, you can rectify them early with CAPPL expertise to get the most out of your machinery.

General Steps involved in retrofitting

  • Identify the scope of work
  • Collect information on the process and CAPPL will conducts feasibility study
  • Checking of equipment condition to identify the items to be replaced
  • Propose new configurations and to prepare offers for new upgrade system
  • Acceptance by customer
  • Establish project schedule between CAPPL and customer
  • Development, installation and commissioning by CAPPL
  • Handover

In CAPPL, there is a ready pool of qualified and experience engineers at your service. They are highly qualified due to their engineering expertise and many years of experience to Provide you with System Up-gradation Support.