Modernisation and upgrades

When it comes to ageing automated machinery and components, manufacturers require a variety of solutions based on their individual challenges.

Engineer looking at an automated machine

Automated equipment becomes obsolete when it is no longer possible, or cost effective, to repair or replace spare parts. Obsolescence can also include out-dated control or vision systems that are no longer fit for purpose.

Planning for obsolescence

It is important to know when equipment will need updating or repairing before the part itself encounters a fault. Having an obsolescence plan in place where suppliers for spare parts are sourced and equipment is scheduled for upgrades can help manufacturers with budgeting and planned downtime.

Sewtec solution for obsolete machinery

Even if it appears that a system or machine is obsolete, Sewtec Automation can offer an alternative solution.

Sewtec offers a free consultation of your obsolete machinery, where an assessment will be carried out to identify the possible opportunities for refurbishment.

With an inhouse technical team and unrivalled engineering excellence, we pride ourselves on renovating and upgrading machines, a challenge that others cannot or will not tackle.

Our team of inventors will strip out the obsolete parts, replace and upgrade the control system, to get the machinery running like new again.

We also have a track record of enhancing existing machines by carrying out mechanical improvements, increasing throughput and efficiency, and thereby saving the need for significant investment on new automation machinery.

All refurbished machinery will be CE-marked before being recommissioned and installed back on site.

Free consulation

Our team can assess all types of automation equipment, even if Sewtec was not the original manufacturer.

Restore complete systems

Our team of experts will work to decommission, refurbish, upgrade to the latest Industry 4.0 standard technology, and recommission machines.

Improved efficiencies

It is also possible to improve the efficiencies of some types of obsolete automation systems. Our expert engineers will work with you to identify any new requirements of the refurbished machinery.

Improved speed

Our team of engineers can also look at ways to improve the speed of older machines to ensure they continue to meet the throughput challenges of the manufacturer.

CE marking

To ensure the safety of the obsolete machinery is brought back up to date, all refurbished equipment is subjected to the most stringent quality and safety testing before being recommissioned. All equipment will be re-CE marked as standard.

After sales support

To ensure your newly refurbished machinery has the longest possible lifespan, our specialist aftersales and support team can offer a bespoke spares package.

Our experience with obsolescence in automation

At Sewtec Automation, our in-house capabilities and experience in working with obsolete machinery means we are the perfect partner for your next project.

Find out more about why obsolescence is not the end for your automated system.