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Retrofits for Machines and Robots in Injection Moulding

Rapid Modernisation or Adaptation of Existing Plants

ENGEL systems produce reliably for decades. Nevertheless, they can be retrofitted as needed to meet new production requirements. Efficiency and flexibility are the driving aspects here. Our retrofit machine solutions offer you the opportunity to upgrade existing injection moulding systems and robots to meet new challenges. Targeted upgrades increase the service life of the system.

Your Advantages with Our Retrofits for Machines and Robots
Conversion for new applications in injection moulding
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With ENGEL Retrofits you can retrofit your machines and use them for new applications. Would you like to implement a new project on your existing injection moulding machine? We offer a wide range of services, from individual conversions to comprehensive modernisation of the plant. Whether engineering, manufacturing or assembly at your site - everything is handled by our team of experts. This allows you to keep pace with new production requirements.

Extend service life - increase efficiency
Picture shows machine operator at ENGEL injection moulding machine control unit

Refurbishments, as a type of retrofit for machines, brings your equipment up to date with latest technology. Our refurbishments for injection moulding machines enable increased energy efficiency and reduced power consumption through retrofit solutions. In addition to a reduced carbon footprint in your production, upgrading to new control and drive technology allows you to utilise the full potential of the equipment. You will keep your existing injection moulding machines and robots running cost-efficiently for years.

Save investment costs with retrofitting
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Investing in new equipment is not always the only sensible choice. Instead of a new purchase, retrofits modernise your existing machines to keep them in operation. We offer you individual and modular retrofit solutions for injection moulding machines and robots from a single source.

Rapid solution for new challenges
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A variety of standardised retrofits for your machines are available for you at very short notice. The predefined packages are delivered in original equipment quality. Thanks to retrofits, you can easily and quickly upgrade your injection moulding machine to optimise production at the latest level or adapt it to new requirements.

Expert knowledge for a smooth machine conversion
Picture shows oil maintenance on an injection moulding machine by an ENGEL service technician.

Our service experts analyse your individual needs for machine retrofits and advise you on your options for machine modification, automation and increased efficiency. They ensure that the retrofits of your injection moulding machine are matched to existing processes and your peripherals. During the retrofit, our experienced technicians take responsibility for a smooth implementation. In addition, you can count on the support of our application engineers.

Sustainable Use of Machines Thanks to Retrofits

Do you want to use your injection moulding machine for new applications, be more efficient and save energy costs at the same time? Our retrofit machine solutions support you in this.

What Retrofits for Machines and Robots Do We Offer?

A Wide Range of Customised Retrofits

You can get a variety of individual retrofits for your injection moulding machine. They enable your existing machine to last longer and work more efficiently, all of this for a low investment.

Retrofit Options for Your Injection Moulding Machines
Plasticisation upgrade
Image shows plasticisation

If you want to optimise your injection moulding process or use a new application on an existing machine, a plasticising retrofit can be a practical solution. Our experts will search for application-specific plasticising components and advise you on your options.

Update the control
Picture shows control unit of an ENGEL injection moulding machine

Do you want to utilise the full potential of a new ENGEL system on existing machines? Do you need a uniform operating philosophy for your production? Would you like to use the possibilities of modern digital solutions? The ENGEL software team will develop an individual, application-specific retrofit solution for your machine. For every challenge, every machine age and every control unit generation.

Retrofitting with digital solutions
Image shows digital solution and software iQ motion control by ENGEL

A machine retrofit with digital solutions supports you in optimising your injection moulding processes. From component design and sampling to production and maintenance & service. Our digital retrofits enable significant improvements in process quality and reduced wear. You achieve a higher output of your injection moulding production.

Automation update
Image shows retrofit solution for automation

With our retrofit solutions for your automation, you are prepared for new challenges. ENGEL offers you expertise at all levels: injection moulding machine, robots and conveyor belt systems through to third-party peripherals. Everything from a single source with a clear responsibility. Retrofitting your automation ensures increased efficiency, stable processes and part quality as well as high flexibility.

Injection units
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Our standardised and proven solutions for multi-component injection moulding are available as fully integrated retrofits. Technologies for injection units, a wide range of unit sizes as well as plasticising systems are precisely matched to your application. You benefit from high parts availability, direct service and application engineering support. Fully integrated or as a flexible solution for different systems. We have the right retrofit solution for your machines.

Heating tape insulation
Picture shows employee during heating tape insulation

Small effort, big effect. With the original quality insulating mats from ENGEL, you can insulate the barrel of your injection moulding machine simply and effectively. In this way, you save up to 40% heating energy in the long term.

Oil maintenance unit
Picture shows oil maintenance unit by ENGEL

Increased productivity through up to 55% fewer failures. ENGEL oil maintenance ensures constant oil quality and a clean hydraulic system. Sustainably avoid unplanned downtimes, wear, maintenance and spare parts costs by retrofitting an oil maintenance unit. A clean hydraulic oil also promotes energy efficiency.

Standard retrofits
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Customise your machine to make it fit to produce new applications quickly and cost-effectively. You can expand core pulls or mould shut-off nozzles, retrofit quality packages, integrate peripherals, have automatic cylinder cleaning installed or optimise the quick-clamping devices. With quickly available retrofits, you increase the flexibility of your machine as needed and thus expand the range of applications.

Cable reel
Picture shows cable retraction system on ENGEL injection molding machine

The cable retraction system improves work safety in production. The robust housing is made of impact-resistant plastic, the mounting bracket of sheet steel. The cable pulley is spring-loaded to retract the cable. Correct rewinding keeps the cable clean and undamaged.

Picture shows machine retrofit from ENGEL
The following machine retrofits are frequently requested:
  • Additional core trains

  • Hydraulic aggregates

  • Tool heating

  • Tool nozzle control

  • Hot runners

  • Additional inputs/outputs (I/Os)

  • Euromap interfaces - Euromap 63, Euromap 67/12

  • Solutions for rapid tool assembly

  • Turntables

  • Tie bar pulling devices

  • Pneumatic/hydraulic shut-off nozzles

  • Tool nozzles

  • Pneumatic air valves

  • Robots & automation

Existing Machine, New Production Output
Picture shows Team Leader Retrofit, Customer Service Division at ENGEL Austria

Increasing requirements for efficiency increase, production adaptation or automation require an upgrade of the injection moulding machine from time to time. With our retrofit solutions, you have the opportunity to bring your machine up to date with latest technology and expand its range of functions.

Johannes Krenn, Team Leader Retrofit, Customer Service Division at ENGEL Austria
Retrofit Your Machines and Robots with Original Spare Parts
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Plasticising Components

Wear parts always at hand

  • Individual solutions

  • Advice and technical support

  • Fast, wide delivery

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Hydraulic Hose Service

Regular hose replacement for a safe working environment

  • Compliance with legal safety requirements

  • Professional replacement by ENGEL service technicians incl. 24 months warranty

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Spare Parts

Original equipment quality, fast and uncomplicated

  • Original spare parts

  • 4 global logistics hubs

  • High availability

  • Short delivery times



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