Transforming your preforming

Is your old Barwell C3, MR400 or MIDI Preformer safe and compliant with the latest standards and as accurate and as efficient as it could be? 

For many machines still in operation, the answers to these questions are likely to be NO, but we can help…

  • Improve on its already highly accurate blank weight production capability
  • Reduce material wastage even further
  • Be safer and fully compliant with the latest international safety standards
  • Operate at greater speeds
  • Make your machine less expensive and easier to maintain
  • Ensure all components are fully supported and readily available
  • Significantly increase its life expectancy 
  • Discounted rates for machine service or internal seal overhaul at time of upgrade

Owners of Barwell machines know that they were built to last. However, safety standards and technology have changed and producers need even more from their machines to meet modern production and safety requirements.

A simple way to improve the quality of your production, save time and reduce wastage and costs is to upgrade your current machine, so it will be fit for another lifetime.

We have developed a special upgrade package designed to transform your preforming, so your machine is safe, incorporates the latest technology, is fully supported for all its components and improves your production process whilst reducing production costs.

Expenditure is quickly recouped due to the material, time and labour savings gained. You will also benefit from the peace of mind that your machine is safe for operators and free from causing major downtime in the event of cutter motor or machine failure.

We can quickly judge whether your machine is suitable for an upgrade by analysing photographs of the key areas of your machine. Contact us for a more detailed discussion about your requirements and for a formal quotation.

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How will I benefit from an upgrade?

For detailed information on how you will benefit from our upgrade, please download our information sheet here

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What exactly will I get in my upgrade?

A specialist Barwell engineer will spend time carefully updating and replacing much of your machine, including the following.

  • Incorporation of the scales feedback system with Omron touch-screen, PLC & weigh scales
  • Replace all components & wiring within the electrical panel, including all controls & safety features: switches, circuit breakers, contactor, safety relays, PLC, inverter, isolator, transformer, 24V power supply & panel wiring
  • New control interface with control label, HMI, push buttons, temperature control, blank counter
  • New cutter motor & mounting plates
  • Installation of Guardmaster interlock & brackets
  • Fitting of E-Stop button
  • Installation and machine testing
  • Full machine health check inspection
  • Operator training refresher courses
  • Production & supply of new operating instructions and electrical drawings

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How long will our machine be out of action?

It is estimated that you should allow a maximum of three days for us to convert and test your machine and provide operator training.

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When can the work be done?

It should take about 8 weeks for everything to be ready to ship for your upgrade and we will propose some dates for the work to be conducted. If we cannot agree a mutually agreeable date in this time frame, we would then give you first option for date selection on our next visit to your region.

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Are all C3. MR400 and MIDI machines suitable for the machine upgrade?

We hope that this is the case, but some machines may not be in a suitable condition to have the upgrade. We can quickly judge whether your machine is suitable from analysing some photographs of the key areas of your machine. If your machine is not suitable, we may be able to offer you a trade in for a new machine. Contact us to find out more.

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If we have a C1 or C2 Preformer, can these be upgraded?

We are afraid we cannot help you with your C1. However, we can put together an upgrade package for your C2 preformer. Contact us to discuss your needs in more detail.

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If we have more than one machine to upgrade can we have a better price?

If you have more than one machine in one location, we can offer additional discount if they are upgraded at the same time. Contact us to discuss your needs.

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If we combine my upgrade with preventative maintenance work can we benefit further?

Yes, we are also offering reduced machine preventative maintenance rates if you combine with your upgrade. This could include a hydraulic cylinder seal overhaul and replacement of consumable service parts. Contact us to find out more on how we can put a package together that meets your particular requirements.


Call us on +1 330-225-9557 or email sales@barwellusa.com to progress your enquiry.