Retrofit Retco rotary transfer machine after machine fire

Shortly before Christmas, there was a machine fire at one of our customers. As luck would have it, this machine was a bottleneck in the production line and was therefore used to capacity in 3 shifts. With our powerful team and decades of experience in the field of retrofitting, we were able to overhaul the machine within 20 weeks without any advance notice.

Machine type: Retco rotary transfer machine

The scope of the project includes a complete overhaul after a machine fire, including a control upgrade.


  • Repair of components damaged by fire
  • Overhaul of X, Y and Z axes including replacement of linear guides, ball screw drives, bearings and seals
  • Control exchange - Level 6 - Premium 4.0 RE.CE-fit on Siemens 840D solutionline with 17 NC axes, rotary table and new tool management
  • Complete new cables and hoses
  • Delivery time to restarting: 20 weeks without lead time

Quality acceptance: machine capability study