Modernization projects range from small retrofits consisting of system or component upgrades as part of Achenbach service and support to full-scale modernization (including systems built by other manufacturers) and complex modernization of complete production facilities. Modernization and upgrades of MIDI slitting and winding machines to Achenbach OPTIFOIL® standards are also offered.
The first requirement is a clearly defined objective upon which a custom concept can be designed and implemented.
The success of a modernization project ultimately depends on the experience of the installation builder and its advanced technology. Achenbach has both. Setting the course in modernization projects are those that combine automation, mechanical and drive components as part of an integrated technology approach.
Modernization of an old rolling mill from another manufacturer for automotive industry certification
The focus was on improving the quality of the rolled aluminum strip. This was achieved through a comprehensive mechanical and automation engineering-based modification. To greatly increase productivity, an automatic coil transport system was simultaneously installed. The mill has been efficiently producing high-quality aluminum strip for many years now to the customer's full satisfaction.
Recommissioning and modernization of a decommissioned aluminum foil production plant built by another manufacturer
Gradual modernization of a 50-year-old foil rolling line
Automation retrofitting of an aluminum hot rolling mill built by another manufacturer with Level II hot rolling models
Conversion of an aluminum strip rolling mill for an expanded product mix
Modernization of a production plant with exhaust air purification technology
A complete production installation was recently retrofitted with an Achenbach AIRPURE® exhaust air purification system to meet both efficiency and environmental standards. The new system purifies the exhaust air from three foil rolling mills and two cold rolling mills and the rolling oil is recycled back into the process.