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Why Retrofitting an Older Grinder Is a Good Idea

  • Mar 20, 2023
  • Jeff Haines

Benefits of Retrofitting your Old Grinder

Many people believe that modern technology is better than older model equipment. Although modern technology and equipment are great tools, you can achieve a great effect with trusted and older equipment rather than throwing them away for newer ones.

Even the best equipment ages over time. However, as long as older equipment serves aptly and gives the expected results, there is no need to buy new. The best option is to refurbish and retrofit them to suit modern-day functions.

This article will discuss why retrofitting your older grinders is a good idea, as well as provide some grinder retrofit benefits.

What Is Machine Retrofitting?

Machine retrofitting enhances existing machines with modern parts and applications that help them perform beyond the original equipment manufacturers specifications. 

A grinder that needs retrofitting doesn’t necessarily have to be one in already poor shape. It just means its functions and parts need to be updated. Retrofitting may also include a complete remanufacture of your machine depending on its present condition. Individual components, controls and loading systems including robots may be part of a grinder retrofit. 

The Key Benefits of a Grinder Retrofit

There are numerous benefits of grinder retrofitting. Here are a few of them:

Extends Machine Lifespan

Retrofitting your grinding machine using modern technologies will help prolong your grinder’s lifespan, saving you a lot of money on repairs in the long run.

Increased Performance

Since retrofitting means your grinder is up to date, it will now operate on modern and cutting-edge technology, thereby increasing its performance, capability, reliability and accuracy.

Reliable and Cost-Effective

A retrofitted machine is more reliable because it has all NEW parts and modern components. A machine that has undergone complete retrofitting will save the company money that would have been used for repairs. Retrofitting increases efficiency and reduces scrap making your machine more cost effective. If a full machine remanufacture is not in your budget a component or control retrofit may be an alternative to a fully retrofitted grinder.

Keeps Your Machine Up to Date

Retrofitting makes your machine up to date and reliable. The whole idea of retrofitting a machine is to increase performance and ensure that it is up to date with modern-day technology.

What Types of Older Grinders Can Be Retrofitted?

All types of grinders can benefit from retrofitting. Some of them are listed below.

All these grinders can be rebuilt or retrofitted according to the manufacturer’s needs and specifications.

Choose GCH Machinery for Old Grinder Retrofitting

Machine retrofitting has numerous benefits, from increased performance, productivity and efficient work. There is no better way to up your production game than retrofitting.

Retrofitting is highly recommended for manufacturers and companies that want an updated machine and increased performance, resulting in improved productivity.

Is your once-reliable grinding machine still performing the required production, but just barely? Or has locating components or spare parts for an old machine become nearly impossible? These scenarios can be remedied with a machine retrofit provided by GCH Machinery.

To learn more, contact us today.

About Jeff Haines

Jeff Haines is vice president of sales for GCH Machinery. Hired as an aspiring sales representative over 35 years ago, Jeff’s knack for sales and building rapport with customers worldwide led him to positions of increased responsibility, culminating with a promotion to vice president of sales in 2012. Along with managing the GCH Machinery sales team, Jeff also oversees manufacturing operations at a GCH Machinery affiliate company. Known for his innovation and passion, Jeff can take nearly any grinding concept and turn it into reality.

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