A retrofit is a component or part added to something that did not have it when originally manufactured. A retrofit piece of equipment can make an outdated system feel and function like new. In manufacturing, retrofitting describes the measures taken to allow new or updated parts to be fitted to old or outdated systems. The production of retrofit parts is necessary when the design of a large system is changed. If a customer with an older system wants to update their system instead of replacing it all, retrofit parts and installation will be used to revise the older system.
Retrofitting can improve a machine or system’s overall functionality by using advanced and updated equipment and technology. If possible, retrofits should occur during scheduled downtimes to keep the cost efficient. Replacing worn parts on a regular basis is one of the best ways to prevent unplanned downtime and protect your material handling equipment. UMD stocks a wide selection of replacement parts, conveyor belt assemblies and accessories ready to ship.
UMD provides replacement parts, customer service, and system services for all aftermarket parts. Our full range of services help keep your systems up and running so you don’t lose time or money. If you’re looking to retrofit one of your systems or add aftermarket parts, contact us to see how we can help you.