In an effort to navigate the unchartered territory of COVID-19, Zoltan, who runs an architectural metal fab shop, started to explore new avenues of production. Though they have extensive experience forging ornamental metal fixtures, they had zero experience in CNC machining. To keep their team going, Zoltan began building a cantilever CNC router out of scrap they had laying around the shop. However, because they had no experience with CNC, Zoltan needed a partner.
They reached out to MachMotion to discuss the best control solution for them. We were able to help source the rack and pinion mechanics, engineered correct servos for the machine and built a pre-wired electrical enclosure for his machine's new MachMotion control. With the help of our remote support team, we were able to deliver a self-installed CNC solution, along with a remote tutorial, without ever having to go onsite!
MachMotion has spent the last 20 years developing a product and process that allows us to quickly design and deliver a control solution to any CNC grinder, mill, lathe, waterjet or router.... Even during these uncertain times. How can we help you get back up and running?
Like many manufacturers, Empire Tech had a solid Onsrud router, but the old, AMC controller had become unreliable. They quickly discovered that there was no need to scrap the whole machine—they could upgrade the control to get 21st century technology and lifelong support.
Once Empire Tech decided to upgrade with MachMotion, we began coordinating the install. Typically, to program a carousel tool changer like Empire Tech has, MachMotion would send a technician onsite. However, at the time, we were in the midst of COVID-19 travel bans and other restrictions. To help make sure production never stopped, and keep everyone safe, we coordinated a week-long remote install.
Because MachMotion has helped upgrade several Onsrud tables over the years, the incredibly resourceful sales engineers and support team were able to do all of the setup remotely, and help Empire Tech navigate making adapters and mounting the servos with their newly upgraded control.
Empire Tech has been back up and running for the last month and MachMotion is ready to do their next Onsrud upgrade!
At MachMotion, we're constantly refining our process and product. Working in manufacturing, we know the pain points firsthand and work to create solutions that help counteract the things that get in the way of production.
With our grinder control upgrade, you won't need extra time for setup because the Grinder wheel diameter is tracked between dresses and the offset is automatically updated. Operators will continue to save time with the ability to pre-program cylindrical - OD/ID grind cycles and save the grinding wheel geometry of more than 100 grind wheels.
A Miami-based precision aircraft engine repair center was looking to grind a large-diameter part with precision. On their existing control system, setup took quite some time and it was exceptionally difficult to measure the amount of material that needed to be removed during each cycle. Without documentation or the support of the control’s manufacturer, they sought out other options.
When they reached out to MachMotion and explained their needs to our sales engineers, the company decided that a Renishaw precision arm and probe, set up with integration to a custom grinding cycle, would best solve their problem. MachMotion then created grinding cycles to meet their specific needs and built a custom page for their probing, making setup as easy as possible.
Working together, we were able to retain the existing machine's original turning abilities and add custom grinding. The aircraft engine repair center can use the standard conversational cycles for turning on a VTL, then switch to custom grinding with an integrated probe system, easy setup, and dimensional testing.
Machine Rebuilders CNC has been performing machine repairs and control upgrades for 30 years and has vast experience giving old iron a new life. When Machine Rebuilders began to realize their need for advanced controls and custom software setup, they found MachMotion.
Because each system requires a different controls setup, and with technology ever-changing and developing, it was important to Machine Rebuilders that they would be able to install a control that they felt confident in… One they knew the provider would stand behind and support for years to come. When Machine Rebuilders reached out to MachMotion, our engineering team was able to help them size servos and a new VDF to replace the old DC spindle. After discussing the turn-key installation options, Machine Rebuilders invited us to do a 3-day onsite install and power-up in New Derry, PA.
In preparation for the install, Machine Rebuilders set up the new servo motors; replaced the DC spindle with the new AC motor; installed the control and electrical enclosure; and pulled the main cable set to the enclosure. Day one of the install, the MachMotion sales engineer helped terminate all the machine electrical in the electrical enclosure. The following day, we worked together to button up some final electrical work and started powering up the controls. It took a few hours to check rotation on coolant, hydraulic, lube pump, and diagnose a faulty solenoid, but eventually we began servo tuning and powered up the spindle. On the final day of the onsite install, we ran test programs and set up IO integrations for door switch, spindle jog and the lower table brake.
Machine Rebuilders was able to get their machine up and running to the exact specifications they needed, and we’re already looking forward to the next opportunity to work together.
Machine Rebuilders is a full service rebuild shop as well as a new machine dealer, and custom machine builder. If you're looking for a rebuilder in the New Derry, PA area we would definitely recommend you go check them out!
"Are your machine tools in need of repair, accuracy alignment, or refurbishment? Whether you require complete Way alignment and refurbishment, electrical system repairs, bed way alignment, or replacement of a part no longer manufactured, Machine Rebuilders, Inc. will have you back in business without breaking the bank!"
MachMotion helps companies update dying and outdated controls for all brands of CNC routers. See how easily you can load a nested part file into a controller, automatically switch off tools and make parts with our upgraded system.
When you work with MachMotion, you can update your machine with all the ease of a new machine, but for as little as 1/3 of the cost.
Call us today at (573) 368-7399, or fill out the form below, to see which options are right for you!
21" Touch Screen makes this controller fun to make parts. • Easily sketch your part, add dimensions and Generate Tool path • Intuitive graphical interface for creating common operations: Turning, grooving, threading, center drilling, cut-off operation, positioning, custom G-codes • Program from the blueprint to the part right at the machine • DXF/DWG import and canned cycles save you time • 3D solid simulation • Basic CAD editor for quick programming • Thread database for the most used thread tables • Available off-line programming
Program your Centerless Grinder Dress Profile in mins with a blue print without know any G-Code or any special codes.
Enter the X and Y coordinates in and the program will plot the shape on the screen. Arcs, Tapers and straight lines.
MachMotion Conversational Dress Programing is great for any job shop or production grinding company.