UniMod Upgrades & Modernisation

UniMod upgrades & modernisation come into question in case you want to extend or change your machinery performance. This applies to both, machinery of own origin (Achenbach) but explicitly also of third-party machinery (other manufacturer). By using new or additional technology components in the course of an upgrade you bring your machinery up to the latest technological date and are able to improve the machinery’s productivity and quality at short notice and at modest costs. Thus, you do not only improve your market position but also avoid unplanned downtimes.

Great experience and expertise qualify Achenbach also for being the preferred contact for particularly demanding and comprehensive modernisation tasks - no matter if the modernisation task is technologically demanding, not matter if it is difficult due to the machinery‘s age and no matter if it is the modernisation of a complete production plant (if appropriate with relocation service). Such a modernisation is done in an integrative approach considering different fields of technology (automation and control systems, process systems, mechanics and hydraulics) and normally requires a feasibility study and technological consulting.

LCS Examples

Example 1: Modernization

Modernization and relocation of a foil rolling mill: intergration of a 1,450 mm wide machine into the material flow with 2,150 mm strip width

After defining the target mix and the assessment of potential in detail the tailor-made renewal respectively the adjustment of both, mechanic & hydraulic rolling mill components as well as its automation and control systems were executed. In order to secure a state-of-the-art performance of the rolling mill to be modernized, the rolling oil system, the rolling oil filtration system and the electrical equipment were modernized, as well.

The order comprised assembly supervision and recommissioning on site at the customer´s location.

Example 2: Modernization

Retrofitting of an online inspection system PHD (Pin Hole Detector) for detecting of finest holes in a third-party separator

After defining the target mix and the assessment of potential in detail the mechanical adaption of the separator and the controlling integration of the Pin Hole Detector into the existing switchboard were executed. The order comprised assembly supervision and recommissioning on the customer´s site.

Result: 100 % online monitoring of the foil quality regarding finest holes, independent of measuring system suppliers.

Example 3: Service

Recovery of a trouble-free and stable filtration process of a Achenbach SUPERSTACK® II Filtration System in a stainless steel rolling mill

After defining the target mix and the assessment of potential in detail in this case inspection and cause determination putting forth a faulty precoating. Removal, disassembly and complete cleaning of 48 filter plates followed as well as reassembly and recommissioning on site at the customer.

Result: After quick diagnosis problem solving within only three days; simultaneously saving potentials of filter fleece and filter aids could be realized, and the operating efforts were reduced.

Example 4: Spare parts and service

Restoring of the foil rolling mill performance after a severe damage of entry device, nozzle valve header and flatness measuring roll after an extensive fire

After the assessment of potential in the sense of inspection and preparation of an insurance report, the disassembly of the damaged components was executed. In case cleaning and refurbishment was possible, in the other case a new order respectively newly made spare parts were necessary. Only the spare parts delivery comprised 429 order items with 3,300 spare parts. This was followed by assembly and recommissioning on site.

Result: Relaunch of complete production after only three months.


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