Controller retrofit of Bekum BM08
There are almost no more replacement parts available for the originally installed Philips PLC. The Bekum or Bosch amplifier cards used for the servo-valves are also difficult to obtain. Parts available on the market and used parts are very expensive and their lifespan is not predictable.
The requirement of our customer was to make their installation functional again for the next years from the point of view of control, thanks to this retrofit. A high reliability is crucial to them.
In order to arrange for a cheap retrofit, it was agreed to install the new PLC in the available electrical cabinet and to integrate the still up-to-date controller components.