SOS-Elektronik is a public-service company for the individual customer and also,
in a small scale, for manufacturer of machines. It is our goal to make certain
that older machines are reliable and effective by lowering operating costs.
Swen Hagelstein and his team replace ageing systems and develop state of the art
power electronics. We replace components, even when spare parts are not readily
available in the market. A goal of ours is to rescue the valuable material from
machines before it is used as scrap iron. In order to protect our environment,
as a service provider, we plan to do our share by delving into the modernization
in the grinding-tool sector. This aids our customers and also the scrap yards of
Europe, as well as those located worldwide.
We take our philosophy seriously, therefore, we believe that direct and personal
interaction is very important. Trust and fairness are the valuable assets that
are exemplified in our services and excellent communication, which our customers
have really grown to appreciate.
Based on this, we frequently repair and rebuild on site, which spares the
customer extra shipping and handling costs. As a further convenience, the
machining software is set up and tested by the operating personnel while we are
on site so that questions and issues can be attended to at that moment.
Essentially, this optional package for universal application of the systems can
be bought at a later point.
The main idea behind our retrofit philosophy is:
For years machines should continue to function in the same manner as they have
from the beginning.
“I always like to compare it to an old automobile.
The customer has an old Golf 2, with 40 HP, and wants to keep it. The motor and
gears still run, but they are on their last leg. SOS can build him a new motor.
That means that the customer still drives a Golf 2 and it still has 40 HP.
Additional benefit: The new motor is more economical, environment friendly and
runs quieter, but it is still a Golf 2!
Some others might handle this situation differently:
They could disassemble the entire Golf, paint it to look new and then build an
Audi RS 8 Motor (250 HP), inclusive with automatic gears.
It looks great, costs at least double the amount and when the driver takes the
car onto the highway for a spin and gives it full gas, the entire car is torn
apart and that’s it.
Additional drawback: In order to prevent this, the RS 8 Motor should be
restricted to 50 HP…” (SH)