Retrofitting is all about bringing an outdated or defective machine tool up-to-date with new components. An ageing machine is made fit for new challenges.
There are many reasons for a retrofit in mechanical engineering. For example, if the desired precision or processing speed can no longer be achieved. Or if new products are to be manufactured under changed technical conditions. The integration of old machines into a modern industry 4.0 production is also possible through a complete refurbishment.
A retrofit helps to improve the productivity of a machine tool and make it ready for new tasks and requirements. This makes sense, because many components are still in good condition even after many years of use. Especially an old machine base frame can be very valuable when it comes to achieving top tolerances. In addition, the modernization of a used machine is good for the environment because it conserves valuable resources.
A machine modernization makes many things possible: from the replacement of wear parts to a complete refurbishment that raises the level and performance of your "used" machine tool to that of a new machine tool. Customers often want a subsequent adaptation of the control system, drive or automation elements to increase productivity even further.
As a member of the CHIRON Group, we at CMS exclusively offer retrofit services for the group's machine manufacturers operating worldwide. CHIRON primarily stands for speed and productivity while at STAMA, the emphasis is on robust milling machines and heavy cutting and SCHERER relies on multifunctional vertical pickup turning centers.
The three companies stand for mechanical engineering with high quality standards. Their machine tools are characterized by highest productivity, a solid structure as well as the greatest possible reliability and precision. These are important prerequisites that make the modernization of an existing machine a worthwhile investment.
There are three retrofit steps at CMS: the functional check, the partly refubishing and the complete refurbishing of a CHIRON, STAMA or SCHERER machine tool. At the end, the machine will be tested in continuous run and subjected to a quality check.
In addition, all equipment options of the manufacturers can be add to the or your machine. In this way, your retrofit machine can be adapted exactly to your requirements.
Defective parts that are necessary for machine operation are replaced
8 hours continuous run, NAS part, geometry protocol
All the parts required for function & reliability are replaced
50 hours continuous run, quick-check, NAS part, geometry protocol
3 months warranty
Meets the high criteria of the CHIRON Group
all components which are important for function & precision are NEW
100 hours continuous run, quick-check, NAS part, geometry protocol
Accuracy as-new machines
6 months warranty
Sustainability means not only the economical use of raw materials and higher energy efficiency, but also the preservation of values. Machine tools have a value. And that's exactly what we do: refurbishing and modernize machines, so they go back on the market as good as new. This is how we preserve value.
With a machining center from our CHIRON Group manufacturers, you don't have to worry about life-cycle limits. Because we put sustainability into practice. We will ensure that the characteristic reliability and quality of our products lasts for decades.