Retrofit of control technology for an ultrasound washing plant.

Retrofit Steuerungstechnik

New control cabinet with modern control system and visualization for trouble-free cleaning operation.

A comprehensive, electrotechnical, modernization concept.

As a specialist for complete hydraulic concepts, our Knoll Hydraulik location in Bindlach was commissioned at the beginning of 2016 by a German brand manufacturer of binoculars in both the private and military fields with retrofitting their complete control and visualization technology. The plant is used to wash and dry lenses for binoculars using various cleaning baths and ultrasound cleaning.

As in many companies, there was an urgent need to act, as the control systems were old and spare parts were no longer available.  Retrofitting of the electrical technology was thus an important step to ensure trouble-free operation.

How we solved the problem:

After completing the concept phase, the existing plant was equipped in just two weeks with the most modern electrical technology. A completely new control cabinet including control systems was installed along with three new drive motors from SEW with frequency converters. Furthermore, a TIA portal v14 visualization system from Siemens was used to make the use of the plant easier. Due to the regular consultation with the employees on location, downtime during the commissioning could be reduced to a minimum.Our customer profits now from a trouble-free cleaning process and a clearly simplified operation of their plant.Unser Kunde profitiert heute von einem störungsfreien Reinigungsablauf und einer deutlich einfacheren Bedienbarkeit seiner Anlage.

The most important points about the project:

  • Implementation time: From March 2016 to August 2017.
  • Basic data: new control cabinet with Siemens control systems and visualization software installed
  • Customer requirements: Conversion of the electrical technology in the course of a comprehensive retrofitting concept.
  • Advantages for the customer: trouble-free, secure process, easy operation.


Martin Ruckdeschel

Manager of the technical back office ET
+49 9208 657439-15
Martin Ruckdeschel

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