Retrofit and modernisation solutions for your GOEBEL IMS slitter rewinder
Sustainable machines thanks to new technology

GOEBEL IMS’ slitter rewinders are used around the world in countless areas of applications and have proven themselves time and again. Thanks to their outstanding quality and longevity, long-term reproducible results are guaranteed. Over time the requirements of a modern slitter rewinder can change and grow. After numerous years of production, it is possible that performance, availability and safety standards are no longer up to par. A modernisation is then necessary, in particular if suppliers discontinue components resulting in difficulties when it comes to repairs, replacement deliveries, and the associated service.


The benefits of our retrofit and modernisation solutions:

• Prevention of machine failures
• Extension of machine life spans
• Ensure availability of replacement parts
• Reduction of upkeep and maintenance costs
• Adjustment to the newest valid safety standards (CE conformity)
• Improve productivity
• Increase energy efficiency of the system
• Embrace Industry 4.0: New machine intelligence and networking    

 Naturally, your requirements regarding time and budget specifications remain the focus.


Steps to your modernised slitter-winder:

Consider profitability and efficiency now.

GOEBEL IMS retrofit solutions guarantee the performance and availability of your slitter rewinder in the long run. Perfectly tailored to suit your needs, our engineers and technicians complete your retrofit project taking into account your cost and time constraints while applying their extensive machine and industry experience. This modernization enables systems to be prepared for the future by responding to new products more quickly vis-a-vis new machines.


Benefit from our extensive retrofitting and modernisation services:

• Machine controls, operation
• Drive technology
• Machine ergonomics
• Technical safety adjustments
• Cutting and positioning systems
• Pneumatics and hydraulics
• Loading and unloading systems



Glatfelter Gernsbach GmbH reports on the modernisation of a slitter rewinder machine for paper. Read about customer experiences while converting the OPTISLIT and how you can also optimise your production process. 

"Glatfelter Gernsbach and GOEBEL IMS put the advantages of modernisation to the test with an extensive OPTISLIT slitter-winder machine retrofit."
» Read article C2 Europe Edition 63 2017


By the way, we have also been looking after our own slitter rewinder machines our whole lives, which are now over 75 years old. In 2016, one of the first slitter-winder machines for the film industry was restored and commissioned again.

"Restoration of the RWO film roll slitter from the year 1939"
» Read article of Darmstädter Echo dated 14/10/2016