This article gives some great insight into the benefits of a control retrofit on your machine or line:
Control Engineering – Control Retrofit Boosts Production
Trying to rely on machines with obsolete control components can be very hard for maintenance and operations people. It can be hard enough to upkeep a machine mechanically through PM practices, or control the process through operator training, but when an obsolete control item fails everything grinds to a stop. Scrambling to find parts on eBay or second-hand shops might fix the problem, but no guarantees can be given.
By deciding to update the controls on your machine, you can change the design and make the machine comfortable for your maintenance people to service. You can also pick new components that are more standard in your facility. Most importantly, you can have comfort knowing that the parts are readily available when spares are needed. Element has a long history of successful retrofits designed to meet your needs, your standards, and most importantly your budget. Visit our control retrofit page to learn more about our capabilities and experience.
Call us today and let’s identify a control retrofit that will make your life easier. Let’s build something!