Retrofit of logistics technology and related IT

Intralogistics retrofit - modernizing your intralogistics system to make old technology reliable again!

Retrofitting: Modernization of logistics technology and the associated IT

The topic of retrofitting is becoming increasingly important in intra logistics. The reason? About 30 years ago the automation of warehouses began on a broad basis. This storage technology, conveyor technology and machines require more and more regular maintenance. Costs are rising and availability is continuously decreasing. That’s why the motto of the Logistics Retrofit is – restore the reliability of the technology!

Currently, the modernization of IT systems such as SAP release changes or updates to S4 HANA is frequently performed. The modernization of warehouse technology, conveyor technology, robots and shelf automation or storage and retrieval machines or palletizing robots are often part of the technology retrofit. Often an outdated control technology of the plants is to be found and replaced. The specialists at IWL help you to make automation reliable and resilient again!

Frequent measures for a retrofit of logistics technology and IT

  • Optimize or replace old warehouse management system
  • Modernization of the old high-bay warehouse and integration of SAP EWM
  • Replace old S5 controllers with S7 controllers
  • Replace drives, power electronics and sensors
  • Implement warehouse management system for your previously manually managed warehouse
  • New technologies as a replacement or supplement

Your possible benefit in implementing these measures

Increase of the warehouse performance

Higher availability of your plant (OEE) often by more than 20%

Minimization of running costs (spare parts, energy consumption, etc.)

Performance and throughput increases from 10% up to 30%.

Improved system management and transparency

Optimal remote maintenance possibilities

Fast Facts

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Project experience since 1985

Top know-how in the field of logistics means for you the highest security in the implementation!

500+ satisfied customers

With more than 500 satisfied customers, we stand for cooperative partnership and the highest level of trust!

35+ specialists

Our specialists will take care of your project and save you time and money through fast communication!

100+ projects

Experience from more than 1000 projects in a wide range of industries – this means professional logistics, a competitive advantage and higher profits for you!

100+ logistics centers

Not every project leads to a new building – nevertheless, we have already realized more than 100 logistics centers for our customers.

Your modernization challenges

  • “It sticks” in automatic storage systems (high-bay warehouse, small parts warehouse, conveyor systems etc.) often again and again at the same places in the PLC/mechanics.
  • Daily symptom control is already becoming routine
  • Your plant availability has decreased over the years of wear and tear
  • A retrofit is a necessary enabler for the industry 4.0
  • The system performance no longer meets the requirements
  • Spare parts are hardly available
  • The necessary know-how is no longer available (programming languages)
  • The risk of breakdowns threatens your ability to deliver
  • Measures for renewal must take place during normal operation

Examples of support

  • Inventory – IT system / SPS / sensors / actuators / mechanics
  • Process recording – Which processes are lived and how do they work? Which processes need to be changed?
  • Material flow survey – Which flows exist? Which ones need to be changed?
  • Technology fit – Does the technology used still fit into the landscape?
  • Operational safety and occupational safety – Are there any weak points here?
  • Potential analysis – development and evaluation of effective retrofit measures and savings
  • Definition of measures for your plant, the system or for components
  • Project management over the entire project duration
  • Supervision of the ramp-up of the initiated measures

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