What does it mean to retrofit a machine?

Retrofitting is a term that refers to upgrading an existing machine to bring the technology up to date, or to improve its performance without having to buy a brand new machine system.

We offer retrofitting solutions for our customers who need an upgrade, but don’t necessarily have the volume or budget for a completely new machine. Retrofits can be customized to match the customers needs and can include CNC controls, drives, amplifiers, plasma systems, lifters or any combination of the above. Retrofits can also be done for any make or model of a machine.

Our retrofit department provides a variety of options to upgrade and update your cutting machine. Parts may be added or replaced to upgrade your machine’s productivity and lifespan. Conversion or retrofits cover the latest technology, based on current standards. Replace your old machine to new modern computer numerical controls or torch suspensions with automatic height control with new process-orientated methods of sensing. Typical components for retrofits are the new generation of power sources for the plasma process or high performance flame cutting torches.

Our Retrofit Department can guide you to the right production operation. Whether you need to increase the number of torches on the machine to increase productivity, or adding additional marking processes with powder, plasma or ink marking.

Maximize your productivity by bringing your machine up to date with the latest features. We minimize downtime by taking care of as many parts of the retrofit as possible, before service arrives at your location. In addition, conversion and retrofitting will give a new lease of life to your cutting systems.

Key Features

  • Special retrofit packages and parts rebuilding of a complete system

  • Upgrades

  • Replacement

  • Re-manufacture

  • Retrofit of CNC controls, drives, lifters and height control, torches, hoses, cables, bearings, ways, cutting tables, and much more

  • Complete tear down and build-up

  • Comprehensive documentation including schematics

  • Pre-assembled prior to shipping for faster installation

  • A job box including all tools and hardware required for the installation

  • High increase in output for little investment

  • Decreased downtimes

  • Improved availability of spare parts and consumables