Mechanical Upgrades

  1. Gearbox transmission systems

    Due to the reliability, avaliblity and the economic impact of old Flender gearbox system failures we recommend a move to modern SEW systems as a replacement.

    Replacement low cost modifications offer the following advantanges:
    • Increased reliablity
    • Efficiency gains in machine operation
    • Reduced maintenance levels
    • Future proofing machinery
    OLD - transmission system
    NEW- transmission system
  2. Toothed belt replacment for chains

    Replacement of chains to toothed belts for transmission system applications and transporting brick.

    Advantages of changes:
    • No stretch & therefore always at optimum power transmission
    • Clean & dry transmission system, no oil or grease lubrication required 
    • Reduced maintenance levels and costs
    • Increase accuracy when transport & positioning brick
    • Precise control for transmission applications
    Belt drive transmission system
    Belt drive brick transport
  3. Travel drive carriage

    Modification of travel drive carriages from steel to Vulkollan or Lauramid wheelsand. From rack and pinion drive to a direct or belt drive transmission system.

    Advantages of changes:
    • Substantial reduction of cost for maintenance and wear
    • Increase positioning accuracy of travel drive carriage
    • Significant reduction of noise level
    Direct drive transmission system
    Belt drive transmission system

Travel drive carriages

Tooth belts



Mechanical Enhancements

  1. Paper & Veneer - Suction systems

    The new gripper arrangement is equipped with suction chambers specifically design for their applications with new air controls designed for a more flexible arrangement.

    Advantages of the new system compared to conventional gripping suction systems.
    • Safe operating sequences and high plant availability due to the fact that even veneer with its irregular surface (e.g. cracks or knotholes) are pick up better.
    • If paper or cardboard or veneer boards are all used, the new suction system technique is capable of switching between all the formats which may be used in a production process.

  2. Hoist drive fall protection system

    Add a fall protection system to your existing hoist application.

    Consider the risk of a hoisting application losing the holding brake causing it to uncontrollably fall. The effects could be very costly and time consuming to rectify. The higher risk would be personal injury to a machine operator or maintenance team member.
    The fall protection system can be retrofitted to an existing hoisting application with minimal impact upon the machine and the outage time in production taken for it to be installed.
    The system ensures that you are protected against lengthy production stoppages due to equipment damage, whilst offering a means of safeguarding against personal injury to machine operators or maintenance team members.  

    Fall protection by linear clamping units

    Fall protection by a stepped pin retainer system

  3. Brick cutter wiring cleaning system

    Replace or add a wiring cleaning system to your cutter with a motor driven wiring cleaning system.

    Advantages of the product:
    • Safe wire cleaning with an increase operation cycle time
    • Greater control applications, reducing component build parts.
    • Reduced maintenance levels and costs
    • Flexible and convenient adjustment automatically adjusted to product size (MBVL preset)
    • Reduced running energy costs 

Brick cutter - wiring cleaning

Hoist drives - Fall protection

Paper & Veneer - Suction units

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 General location   
Lingl Installation & Service Co.Inc.
522-B Arbor Hill Road
NC 27284

Office phone: +1 (336) 992-3787
Office fax:       +1 (336) 992-3788

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Electrical Upgrades

  1. PC's hardware and operating systems

    The Lingl operating systems for machinery (MBVL) as well as the process control systems for dryers and kilns (WinCC) are operated on computers with Microsoft Windows operating system. The end of support for Windows NT and Windows XP by Microsoft will result in security gaps on computers with these operating systems.
    In particular, PCs which are connected to the Internet should be ported to a current operating system such as Windows 7 or in future Windows 10. Ageing PC systems also present a high failure risk which very often leads to plant downtimes.
     Lingl offers several update options:
    Low-cost solution by porting the application used so far to a new PC system per virtual machine or by software adaptation.
    Another option is the upgrade of all the PCs in the plant to the latest technology with new features

  2. Siemens PLC S5 & S7 Controls Upgrade

    S5 hardware devices production were discontinued between 2003 and 2006. S5 replacement hardware devices are becoming very difficult to locate. The component parts inside these devices are becoming harder, if not impossible, to source meaning it may not be possible to repair them.
    S7 hardware components are still available however but Siemens focus is now firmly on their TIA Portal range of hardware components and software environment. The S7 PLC programming environment has now become S7 classic which will no longer be developed by Siemens. The S7 hardware range is now moving into a stage of being phased out due to the move to TIA Portal. Portal will be the natural progression from Siemens S7, as S7 was the replacement for S5.
  3. Upgrade from VLT5000 to FC302

    Plan your upgrade of Danfoss VLT5000 range frequency drive units to FC302

    The VLT5000 range of drives unfortunately are no longer manufactured by Danfoss, best case you may find one on ebay! These drives are becoming harder to find and repair!

    Advantages of the product:
    • Replacement parts & drives readily available
    • Reduction of energy usage
    • Improved speed accuracy
    • Easy to handle improved keypad
    • Safety contact available

    Download a brochure

Driveunits - VLT5000 to FC302

PLC - S5 & S7 to TIA Portal

PC's - Hardware & OS