Retrofitting of Heavy-Duty Machines

The specialists of WEMA VOGTLAND Technology GmbH draw on their extensive knowledge and experience also for retrofitting heavy-duty machines. The larger the machine, the more economical is a modernisation in comparison to an investment in new machinery.

When buying a new heavy-duty machine, not only the machine price but also the considerable cost for the foundation must be taken into account. With a retrofit instead the customer gets for comparably low cost a technically up-to-date, as-new machine which fits perfectly in his existing layout. In addition, the scope of modifications offered by us includes an extension of the base for more X axis travel.

Thus WEMA VOGTLAND provides a full range of services independently of the machine make and type:

  • Replacement of wear components such as bearings, rails, scrapers …
  • Overhauling of peripheral equipment like coolant system, chip conveyor, guardings …
  • Overhauling of transmission motors, pumps, lubrication, hydrostatics …
  • Controls retrofit including new drives, control cabinet, control system …
  • Relocation including replacement of fixing elements
  • Extension of the base or column
  • Advice on the construction of foundations
  • Service & maintenance offers
  • Retrofitting of sensors for industry 4.0 readiness with Retrofit Package RP 4.0

As part of the  GLOBAL RETOOL GROUP we at WEMA VOGTLAND are able to rely on a strong network of affiliated companies and can thus offer solutions out of one source.

Our Competences at a Glance

  • Machine status analysis, project management
  • Mechanical / electrical /software & hardware design
  • Control cabinet build
  • Manufacturing of small and medium parts of up to 20 tons / 6,000mm length
  • Large parts sourcing from renowned contract manufacturers
  • Assembly / commissioning
  • Service / spare parts / geometry check

Your Advantages

  • Recovery or increase of productivity and efficiency
  • Higher ease of use
  • Shorter delivery time compared to a new investment
  • Lower cost compared to a new machine
  • Reutilization of proven components
  • Securing the supply of spare parts


Reworking of components
Large parts machining
Quality control

Colgar boring mill, year of manufacture 1999

Relocation and extension of X base

  • Extension of X base from 7,000mm to 10,000mm
  • Relocation to new hall
  • Casting the fixing elements in place upfront
  • Zero-point clamping system for two positioning tables

WFL M65/3000

Retrofit of controls from SIEMENS 840 D PL to SL

Detail pictures

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