Retooling and retrofitting machinery is a service that can turn a manufacturing business around, enabling a substantial factory upgrade without investing in new machinery and equipment. Retooling can also enable manufacturers to refocus and use the same equipment for different products. It is also a good way for small manufacturing businesses to get off the ground, buying older machines and having them retooled to fit their needs.
Get it right, and retooling will make a substantial impact on ROI – in a positive way – keeping the business running and making money.
The Difference Between Rebuilding Machines and Retooling
While MESH Automation does both rebuilding and retooling of machines, there is a difference.
Machine rebuilding involves repairing and upgrading machines, often replacing all components. Done well, rebuilding machines will extend their life and improve productivity, making the entire system more efficient and cost effective.
Machine retooling is upgrading whatever is worn or replacing components that are not operating properly or reconfiguring a machine for a new product design. This could relate to anything from worn out bearings to software that needs to be upgraded. Ultimately, anything that touches the part can be made better and retooling will extend the life of older machines and keep them running until they need to be rebuilt or replaced. Like rebuilding, retooling will improve productivity.
One of the most effective ways to retool machines is with software, particularly when it is possible to change the operation to automate it.
Additionally, refurbishing older pieces of equipment can be a cost-effective and time saving approach to handling new manufacturing requirements, even building a new business.
Machine Retooling With MESH Automation
MESH Automation has the expertise and in-house capabilities to rebuild or retool existing manufacturing equipment, whether it’s a machine we originally designed and built or one that was built by another other company.
Our engineers are proven experts at designing and building new automation systems. This means they have the right background and training in all the same disciplines required for successful rebuilds and retooling operations.
Whether your equipment is worn due to years of use and needs to be stripped down and completely refurbished or just needs retooling to perform a different function, the professionals at MESH can provide you with the solutions you need.
Contact us today to see how we can meet your machine retooling or rebuilding needs.