Apart from actual line upgrades and rebuilds, what other services and products does ANDRITZ offer to give customers a quick win?
Pirard-Branche: We have a variety of plug-and-play components that are designed to make sure that customer lines can continue producing, no matter how old they are. One significant area is the replacement of older electrical systems. This can be a major problem as some of these systems are so old that the manufacturers no longer make spare parts. We have come to the aid of customers by providing “obsolescence kits”, which we have developed to completely renew the electrical components in nonwoven lines. In this case, we make no changes to the line whatsoever but simply renew all the electrical components and bring them right up to the most modern standard available. This immediately gives our customers more confidence when it comes to possible downtimes.
Gamet: We are very much focused on the fact that our customers need their machines running, so when we perform an upgrade or retrofit, we make sure first of all that we keep the downtime of our customers’ lines to the bare minimum. Sometimes, we can even complete an upgrade in less than 24 hours. In the case of obsolescence kits, this really is about keeping customers’ lines running by upgrading to the very latest in electronics.
All in all, considering upgrades and retrofits for your nonwoven line should be high on your agenda in 2021. Contact our service department – they will be happy to evaluate the potential with you and support you actively.
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