What does retrofit really mean? Its aim is to increase the performance and capabilities of the measuring machine.
Our suppliers, Aberlink and Metrologic Group offer high quality and professional retrofit and upgrade solutions that revitalize old and obsolete measuring machines.
Sooner or later all measuring machine software, probe system and control electronics are exceeded by newer, faster and better systems. Measuring machines can become obsolete in two different ways. On the one hand, they worn mechanically, deteriorate and fail. It is quite common that there is no service support for such old systems and therefore they become irreparable. On the other hand, systems become outdated even if they work properly as they cannot live up to modern expectations.
Retrofit is for machine systems where mechanical systems (guides, air bearings, drive systems and optional encoder systems) are functional, but their computer and control systems become obsolete. This is what refurbishment is for.
Occurring measurement errors are determined by the following factors:
During retrofit we carry out the approximate correction of the first two error sources at calibration. By using correction, these impacts cannot be entirely eliminated based on the laws of mathematics and physics.
We undertake no warranty for eventual contact errors rooted from the deterioration of the electric cabling of the measuring machine.
We undertake no warranty for eventual air bearing and other pneumatic problems rooted from the deterioration of the air pipe system of the measuring machine.
Accuracy of the machine is largely determined by its pre-retrofit state, thus we undertake no warranty for any measuring errors.