If installed within suitable environments and properly maintained, an ABB robot's lifecycle will exceed 10 years. Lifecycles further can be extended by performing service retrofits and reconditioning activities.
Moreover, specific improvement or upgrade actions, e.g. a complete controller replacement, also improves the performance of older equipment.
Retrofit stands for the replacement of phased-out devices by current production products, e.g. replacing an old floppy-drive for a USB disk, mechanically and electrically adapted for the existing environment. The result is a significant improvement on reliability, safety, maintenance and performances.