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Retrofits for Injection Molding Machines and Robots

Modernization or Adaptation of Existing Machines

ENGEL machines produce reliably for decades. Nevertheless, they can be retrofitted as needed to meet new production requirements. Efficiency and flexibility are often driving indicators. Our solutions for machine retrofits meet the need to upgrade existing injection molding machines and robots to face new challenges. Additionally, upgrades increase the service life of your machines.

Your Advantages with Our Machine and Robot Retrofits
Modifications for new applications in injection molding
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With ENGEL you can retrofit your machines and use them for new applications. Would you like to start a new project with your existing injection molding machine? We offer a wide range of services, from individual retrofits to comprehensive modernizations of the machine. Whether engineering, manufacturing, or assembly at your site - everything can be done by our team of experts. This allows you to keep pace with new production requirements.

Extend service life - increase efficiency
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Refurbishments are a part of retrofits that change your machines to the latest technologies. Our refurbishments for injection molding machines enable increased energy efficiency and reduced energy consumption. In addition to a reduced carbon footprint in your production, upgrading to new control and drive technology allows you to fully utilize the potential of your machines. With ENGEL’s solutions you will keep your existing injection molding machines and robots running cost-efficiently for years.

Save investment costs with retrofits
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Investing in new equipment is not always the most reasonable choice. Instead of a new purchase, retrofits modernize your existing machines to keep them in operation. We offer you customized and modular refitting solutions for injection molding machines and robots from a single source.

Fast solution for new challenges
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A variety of standardized retrofits for your machines are available for you at a very short notice. The predefined packages are OEM quality. Thanks to retrofits, you can easily and quickly bring your injection molding machine up to date to optimize production or adapt it to new requirements.

Knowledge for a smooth machine modification
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Our service experts analyze your individual needs for machine retrofits and advise you on options for machine and automation modifications as well as increased efficiency. They ensure that the retrofits of your injection molding machine are coordinated with existing processes and your peripherals. During the retrofit process, our experienced technicians take responsibility for a smooth implementation. In addition, you can count on the support of our application engineers.

Using Machines Sustainably Thanks to Retrofits

Do you want to use your injection molding machine for new applications, be more efficient, and save energy costs at the same time? Our retrofit machine solutions are the right fit for you.

Which Retrofits for Machines and Robots Do We Offer?

A Wide Range of Customized Retrofits

You can get a variety of customized retrofits for your injection molding machine. Your existing machine will last longer and run more efficiently - for a lower investment.

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Retrofit Options for Your Injection Molding Machines
Plasticizing upgrade

If you want to optimize your injection molding process or run a new application on an existing machine, a plasticizing retrofit can be the practical solution. Our experts will search for application-specific plasticizing components and explain your options.

Controller update

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

Retrofit with digital solutions

A machine retrofit with digital solutions helps in optimizing your injection molding processes. From parts design and mold sampling to production and maintenance & service. Our digital retrofits enable significant improvements in process quality and reduced wear. You achieve a higher output in your injection molding production.

Automation update

With our retrofit solutions for automation, you can prepare for new challenges. ENGEL offers you expertise at all levels: From injection molding machines, robots, and conveyor belt systems to third-party peripherals. Everything from a single source with a clear responsibility. Retrofits of your automation ensures increased efficiency, stable processes and part quality, and high flexibility.

Injection units

Our standardized and proven solutions for multi-component injection molding are available as retrofits. Technologies for injection units, a wide range of unit sizes, and plasticizing systems are precisely customized to your application. You benefit from high parts availability, service, and application engineering support. Fully integrated or as a flexible solution for different machines. We have the right retrofit solution for you.

Heating tape insulation

Small effort, big outcome. With the original quality insulating mats by ENGEL, you can insulate the barrel of your injection molding machine simply and effectively. In this way, you sustainably save up to 40% heating energy.

Oil maintenance unit

Increased productivity due to up to 55% less downtimes. ENGEL oil maintenance ensures constant oil quality and a clean hydraulic system. Sustainably avoid unplanned downtime, wear, maintenance, and spare parts costs by retrofitting an oil maintenance unit. A clean hydraulic oil additionally results in higher energy efficiency.

Standard retrofits

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

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The Following Machine Retrofits are Frequently Requested:
  • Additional core pulls

  • Hydraulic power pack

  • Mold heating

  • Mold nozzle control

  • Hot runners

  • Additional inputs/outputs (I/Os)

  • Euromap interfaces - Euromap 63, Euromap 67/12

  • Solutions for fast mold change

  • Rotary tables

  • Tie-bar pulling device

  • Pneumatic/hydraulic shut-off nozzles

  • Shut off nozzle system

  • Pneumatic air valves

  • Robots & automation

Existing machine, new production output
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New requirements for increased efficiency, production modifications or automation make an upgrade of the injection molding machine necessary from time to time. With our retrofit solutions, you can bring your machine up-to-date and expand its 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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Plasticizing Components

Wear parts always available

  • Individual solutions

  • Consulting and technical support

  • Fast, worldwide 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 and 24 months warranty

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Spare Parts

  • Original OEM quality spare parts

  • 4 global logistics hubs

  • High availability

  • Short delivery times

Markus Lettau

Molding Industry Business Advisor

+1 (717) 767 2016

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The ENGEL team is happy to support you with extensive knowledge in the field of injection molding.

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