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Losing production speed? Consider upgrading legacy systems!

Over the course of their lifetime, production line automation systems begin to lose efficiency.  Replacing with a completely new system would definitely improve throughput and would bring the machine production tracking technology up to date.  However, a new system’s price can be difficult to justify.  Upgrade the current system, instead!

From swapping out simple components like worn linear bearings to upgrading entire control systems, MWES has the expertise to analyze your existing automation system and provide cost-effective retrofits that can lead to noticeable production output and increased up-time. As a multi-vendor integrator with experience in a number of production processes and industries, we can steer you away from ineffectual and costly upgrades, while focusing on making improvements that produce real results.

Mechanical system refurbishments

Even the best motion control and power transmission components wear over time. Whether it’s from widening tolerances or unwanted movements and flex, eventually this wear causes production machines to run at lower and lower rates to accommodate these effects. MWES is highly skilled at locating and replacing worn-out components in automation systems. Many times, upgrading these parts can return older systems to performance much closer to where they were new.

Control system upgrades

Modern automation systems are so much more capable than the ones from just a decade ago. Much of that new functionality comes from the modern control systems that we have today. These new control systems can be adapted to operate on legacy automation installations. Let MWES upgrade your automation systems to take advantage of these new capabilities.

Robot and drive system retrofits

Swapping out older servo and robotic systems with the latest technology can give you more control and greater reliability without having to replace entire automation systems. Newer drive and control technology also can position the line to move into Industry 4.0 management in the future.

Contact us today to learn more about how MWES can upgrade or simply refresh your production automation systems, or to schedule an appointment to have one of our highly trained associates audit your current system.

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