It’s common for to manufacturers need to update equipment – corporate standards change, production goals increase, and demand can fluctuate, sometimes at lightning speed. Purchasing new equipment isn’t always feasible with budget constraints, allowing engineers to get creative with a solution that meets the new goals or standards while not breaking the bank. Often, changes can be made to what the facility is already working with. While this is often cheaper than purchasing new equipment to accommodate whatever goals a facility may have, it’s not without risks. We’ve done hundreds of projects like these for manufacturers in various industries, and over the years we’ve learned what it takes to make a reconfiguration or re-control project successful. It starts with a clear and confirmed understanding of the goals and scope of the project. Here are our top eight factors in properly determining the scope of your machine rebuild, reconfiguration or re-control project.