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When your testing equipment isn’t meeting your standards anymore, new equipment might not be necessary. A retrofit could be an ideal solution for your situation. Have questions about retrofits? Here are a few key things you should know.

What is a Retrofit?

A retrofit is a partial replacement/upgrade of an existing machine.  Very often, by the time testing equipment isn’t performing optimally anymore, the problem can be resolved without fully replacing the machine. Retrofits help you extend the life of your testing systems by replacing components that need to be updated while keeping the parts of it that are still in good working order. It gives you a chance to improve functionality and performance without getting rid of the things about it that are still good. 

What are the Benefits of a Retrofit?

Compared to buying new equipment, retrofits are a more affordable solution. Since you aren’t starting from scratch, retrofits can let you save a significant amount of money while still getting the improvements you need. Retrofits can also be completed with minimal downtime, so you’ll be able to reap the benefits of your improved equipment with less disruption to your operations. 

When Should I Consider a Retrofit?

It’s only a matter of time before technology becomes obsolete, gets worn out, or simply stops meeting your needs. A component that was top-of-the-line when originally purchased might not be the best on the market anymore or no longer meets the most current standards. Perhaps your testing needs have changed and your equipment doesn’t provide the functionality you currently need. Or maybe you could benefit from better data acquisition, new feedback options, or improved speed. All of these are excellent reasons to consider retrofitting your test equipment to better suit your needs.

Interested in learning more about how retrofitting testing equipment could benefit your company? Innkeeper develops affordable, state-of-the-art retrofit solutions tailored to the needs of customers in a wide range of industries. Contact us to get started.