Instron testing equipment has earned its reputation for longevity. Our systems are designed to last for decades, with the average age of instruments on service contract being 18 years. The ability to retrofit and upgrade components is a key part of maximizing the life and serviceability of your Instron system. While many of the structural components have a low risk of failure over the life of the frame, test system electronics and software require periodic upgrades to stay fully supported and to ensure that your lab has access to the latest testing functionality. By investing in a system upgrade you extend the life of your testing system, mitigate the risk of unplanned downtime, and optimize the safety and efficiency of your testing.
With a full system retrofit, most legacy components in the existing machine are replaced with current and modern hardware, ensuring that replacement components are immediately available should the need for service arise. This comprehensive option also modernizes the system by taking advantage of new hardware to provide the latest features to your legacy system. The items that are replace will be restored to Life Cycle Phase 1, ensuring minimal downtime should one of these more critical parts of the machine fail, as these items are fully serviceable and are in current production from Instron.
Types of System Upgrades and Retrofits