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A Neff double-column press DP 200 1000x1200 from 1990. The company presented its retrofit programme at Euroblech 2016 and was looking for the oldest press still in use as part of a competition. (Image: Neff)

Retrofit for future-proof used machines

Second-hand machines can be used for a long time even in modern factories - if they are brought up to the latest technical standard within the framework of a so-called retrofit. The advantages of second-hand machines compared to new machines have already been written about many times. Above all, the lower purchase costs are considered a strong argument for opting for the second-hand version...

Hardly any raw material has contributed as much to the emergence of human civilisation as metal. New machines for metalworking have therefore had to be invented again and again. (Bild: gemeinfrei/ CC0)

Basics knowledge metalworking machines

Hardly any raw material has contributed as much to the emergence of human civilisation as metal. That is why new machines for metalworking had to be invented again and again. An overview. 80 % of all chemical elements are metals. They not only form the largest part of our earth's core, but also surround us constantly in everyday life...

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