28 Nov CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro CNC Router Turnkey Retrofit
Duke Manufacturing’s CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro Gets A Turnkey CNC Retrofit at MachMotion
Duke Manufacturing, a world-class contract manufacturing company, experienced frequent downtime on one of their CR Onsrud Panel Pro routers. In this case, replacing the controller was the best solution to keep their machine in production.
Experiencing A Failing Controller
Duke Manufacturing is an expert contract manufacturer that serves commercial, defense, and medical industries out of St. Louis, Missouri. Their company had a single-table CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro CNC router with a failing controller. Although the machine was mechanically reliable, the original machine controller became a headache for the Duke. They would frequently experience unexpected downtime and eventually took this machine out of production. When looking for a permanent solution, Duke Manufacturing reached out to MachMotion.
The Ideal Solution: Upgrade The Controls
An engineer from our sales department walked their team through the upgrade process. Once they understood what came with the integrated turnkey installation package, Duke decided to move forward with retrofitting their CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro with a MachMotion 2000 series controller. As a result, they were able to keep the machine they already had in production and now with a full customer support staff backing them for the life of the control.
Once they provided the machine details, our engineering team got to work and designed a complete upgrade kit for their CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro router. This included a new 21” touchscreen HMI interface, pre-wired electrical panels for the existing enclosure and new servos for all axes of the machine. They shipped the CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro to our plant and our team didn’t skip a beat getting the installation started.
The MachMotion CNC Retrofit Process
Our team began the process of the CNC retrofit by first removing the covers. Then, we carefully removed all the old hardware components. Among them were the old controller, wires, servo motors, and drives, as well as the electrical panel. Next, we took the step to identify all the I/O (inputs and outputs) that we plan to reuse. After that, we ran all the motor wires on the machine to the appropriate VFD or motor contactors. Once wiring and hardware set-up is complete, we powered up the CR Onsrud 145G16C Panel Pro.
As soon as our installation crew confirms that the CNC router is moving, we began setting up the software. Then, we make some test parts to make sure everything is cutting & running properly. Once we confirm everything is cutting correctly we move on to the last and final step in our CNC retrofit process, training the team. We go over where all of the basic functions are. Our team is very knowledgeable and can answer any questions your team has. We have a remote support team available at all times to help the operators if they require additional assistance! Watch an example of the CNC router upgrade process step by step here.
Upgrade Your C.R. Onsrud Controller With A Reliable Solution!
If you are considering a CNC controller retrofit, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding what to do next with your CNC router. Some of the benefits of a CNC retrofit include:
- Low Disruption – Preserve your current machines in your shop and enjoy the technology benefits of a new machine.
- Easy Logistics – No need to rearrange the workspace to get the old machine out and a new one set up. Mechanical, electrical, and software modifications make modern machine upgrades simple, or you can ship your machine to us
- Minimal Downtime – Efficient, expert installations allow your team to quickly get back to production with little interruption.
- Cost-Effective Solution – Upgrade your CNC at a fraction of the cost of a new machine.
Make sure production never stops! We offer an upgrade you can rely on with modern, cost-effective controls and lifelong customer service. Our company has thousands of MachMotion controller upgrades in the field and we are confident in our solutions.
STANDARD CNC CONTROL PACKAGE COMES WITH:
- 21″ TOUCH-SCREEN CNC CONTROLLER
- WIRELESS PENDANT
- PRE-WIRED & LABELED ELECTRICAL PANEL
- SERVO DRIVES & MOTORS
- CONTROL MOUNTING & STAND OPTIONS
- 1-YEAR WARRANTY
The MachMotion Controller Upgrade
When doing nothing is your biggest risk, take your first step into upgrading your machine with MachMotion. We offer CNC controller retrofits that include everything you need to get back up and running: wireless pendants, servo drives, motors, cables, and most importantly, the easy-to-use controller unit necessary to run it. We have upgraded many C.R. Onsrud CNC router models including:
C.R. ONSRUD 98C12
C.R. ONSRUD 96C10
C.R. ONSRUD 146C16C
C.R. ONSRUD 122C12
C.R. ONSRUD 122C16C
C.R. ONSRUD 144G10
C.R. ONSRUD 144G12
C.R. ONSRUD 145G16
C.R. ONSRUD 72C10
C.R. ONSRUD 145G12
C.R. ONSRUD 122C12D
& many more!