Renew – improve – extend
Does your logistics solution still meet all of your requirements or has your system become out-of-date and you’d like to reduce your service costs and increase energy efficiency? TGW’s team of experienced retrofit experts will review your solution including the controls and software in order to update and adapt it to your business requirements.
Options range from IT and controls upgrades, to a complete redesign and retrofit including replacement and extension of mechanical solution components.
There are already a great number of references that demonstrate the advantages that modernisation provides. Since the installation of your solution, many of your original logistics requirements (e.g. increased product ranges and throughput rates, shorter lead times, higher energy costs, lower fault tolerances or changing packing units and sizes) may have changed considerably.
TGW offers comprehensive modernisation services, supplying software, controls and mechanical components for conveyors, automated pallet de-layering and pallet building as well as sortation and storage systems. This ensures optimal processes and adherence to retrofit schedules.
Sometimes it is not enough to simply exchange individual components. Sometimes your installation needs more to meet your future requirements. With a complete modernisation, we take care of all aspects of your installation to make sure that each component, each device, module and system is geared for success.
Even the most reliable mechanical systems will require modernisation and upgrade. This can be a result of many years of service where the equipment approaches end of life or where parts become obsolete and spares are no longer available.
As a leading equipment manufacturer and integrator, TGW is able to provide professional support with this process. TGW will ensure that there are no surprises and will advise you of your options well in advance to meet the requirements of your ever-changing business model. We can also provide upgrade roadmaps detailing the most cost-effective options. TGW will work closely with you to understand and agree the key business drivers to implement changes, which minimise operational impact and maximise benefit. This can include go-live support for operational and maintenance personnel in addition to permanent on-site support.
Controls are a critical aspect of your solution and as they approach end-of-life, the cost of ownership increases and spare parts become obsolete. Making system changes on legacy systems can often be difficult due to inherent limitations with speed or expandability.
Whether you currently have PLC/PC, microprocessor or other bespoke controls and safety systems, an upgrade to the latest generation of PLC controls will enhance the operation of your equipment. This will reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), increase equipment availability and performance, reduce energy consumption and enhance system visualisation and diagnostics.
TGW works closely with you to fully understand your key business drivers and budget, in order to provide you with expert advice on every step of the journey including surveys, recommendations, roadmaps, project implementation and lifetime support.
Technology used within computerised systems advances very quickly and industry standards indicate that after five to seven years, server systems should be replaced. TGW experts are available to support your business through every step of this process and can advise on the best solution for your requirements.
To simplify server update processes and maximise system uptime, TGW has developed a robust and comprehensive quality assurance system specifying extensive preliminary testing and simulation. This process ensures that even under the most challenging conditions the entire system will be put back into operation within the shortest possible timeframe.
Modern software systems are configurable and extendable, providing a high level of diagnostics, business analysis, key performance indicators (KPIs), and process/flow optimisation. This means software standards and releases are updated periodically, to ensure your system remains fully supportable.
To simplify the software update processes and maximise system uptime, TGW has developed a robust and comprehensive quality assurance system involving extensive preliminary testing and simulation.
TGW’s test system is connected to the host and can be fully simulated prior to go-live to allow assessments of scenarios during these complex changes. This process ensures that even under the most challenging conditions the entire system will be put back into operation within the shortest possible timeframe.
For questions concerning modernisation and retrofit, please contact TGW Systems Inc. who will provide help and advice.