Retrofitting and Reconditioning Robotics
Machine Assembly Design & Software Services
SPM & General Purpose Machines Jigs & Fixture Design & Development

Retrofitting and Reconditioning

Retrofitting

Retrofitting of new control systems to an old machine but in good condition brings various benefits such as

  • Increase in productivity
  • Increased reliability
  • Ensure longetivity
  • Reduced breakdowns
  • Increased maintainability
  • New features

Normally retrofits are replacing old electrical and control systems such as Axis motors and drives, spindle motor and drives, electrical cabinets, machine wiring and sensors, measurement systems and CNC with latest ones.

VMS has vast amount of experience in retrofitting machines of various complexities, various manufacturers meant for various operations. With its extensive experience in

  • Latest and old CNC systems of both Siemens and Fanuc including
  • Various PLC, HMI and networking systems of various OEMS such as Siemens, GE- Fanuc, Mitsubishi, AB, ABB etc
  • Latest and old servo and spindle drives from all major manufacturers such as Siemens, Fanuc, Control Techniques, Bosch etc
  • Latest and old measurement systems like different types of encoders, scales from manufactures such as Heidenhain
  • Control Panel designing and assembly using switchgears and terminals from standard manufacturers such as Siemens, Telemechanique, Wago, Phoenix etc
  • Extensively used accessories such as safety curtains and interlocks etc

VMS can also provide retrofitting solutions with PLC based positioning systems and has knowledge and experience of providing customized CNC screens and applications using OEM software of both Siemens and Fanuc.

Reconditioning

As opposed to retrofitting which is mostly electrical upgrade of machine, reconditioning is an activity of upgrading or replacing mechanical components or sections of an old machine with latest parts. The common benefits of reconditioning are

  • Increased accuracy
  • Increased lifetime
  • Increased efficiency
  • Better productivity by Inclusion of desired modifications
  • Benefits of latest control systems with suitable mechanical modifications
  • Removal of nagging problems such as leaks, vibrations etc

VMS has vast experience in reconditioning of different kinds of machines like

  • Vertical Machining Centers
  • Horizontal Machining Centers
  • Horizontal boring machines
  • Floor borers
  • VTL of different table diameters,
  • Jig boring machines
  • Plano milling machines
  • Converting Conventional machines to CNC machines.