Retrofits Examples

  1. Zoltan's Socially-Distant Self-Install

    Zoltan's Socially-Distant Self-Install

    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?

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  2. MachMotion Helps Make Sure Production Never Stops – Even in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

    MachMotion Helps Make Sure Production Never Stops – Even in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

    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!

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  3. Custom Grinding Solution for Miami-Based Aircraft Engine Repair Group

    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.

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  4. MachMotion CNC Router Control Demo

    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!

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  5. MachMotion Lathe/Turn - With Smart Interactive Conversational Turn Cycles

    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
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  7. Don't Scrap a Mechanically-Sound Machine!

    Don't Scrap a Mechanically-Sound Machine!

    When the controls went bad on their AMW large gantry surface grinder and they couldn’t get support or replacement parts from the original manufacturer, HF Rubber was at a crossroads. They had a mechanically-sound machine with an incredible capacity, but without reliable controls, how could they keep production going?

    Knowing that a new or rebuilt machine could easily be a six-figure investment, they reached out to MachMotion for a more affordable option. We performed a machine inspection and gathered technical information for a control upgrade quote. After discussing the application and getting a concrete understanding of HF Rubber’s manufacturing needs, we decided to do a full turnkey installation.

    We built all the motor mounts and brackets, finished all the engineering and prewired an electrical enclosure in the MachMotion shop. When we went onsite, we were able to quickly and efficiently mount up all the components for the control upgrade and provide the most cost-effective solution for this beast of a machine.

    By upgrading their control with MachMotion, HF Rubber was able to keep the capacity of their machine, with all the fixtures and tooling they were familiar with, and upgrade all the electrical systems with a rock-solid control that has FREE support for life.

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  8. Essential Business Gets Back Up & Running with a MachMotion Upgrade

    Essential Business Gets Back Up & Running with a MachMotion Upgrade

    This New Britain Bed Mill exclusively bores laminated glass, used as light filters in hundreds of products. Unfortunately, Newport Corporation’s bed mill control was out of date, rendering the machine useless.

    In order to get back up and running, Newport reached out to MachMotion for a control upgrade. They opted for self-installation on their straight-forward knee mill kit, then brought us on site to complete the setup. By upgrading with MachMotion, Newport was able to expend minimum effort and achieve maximum result!

    After a successful install, this New Britain Bed Mill is back in the business of making lenses used in the COVID-19 quick test instruments and is looking forward to their next MachMotion upgrade. We thank them for their essential services and for partnering with us!

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  9. MachMotion Knee Mill Retrofit Kit. Unpacking the Kit, plug in the Servo Motors & power up in 30 Min

    Showing How Easy the MachMotion KT-2050M-RP Knee Mill retrofit package is to power up on the bench. The 21" Touch Screen makes it easy to program tool paths with the Smart Conversational interface. It is great for all types of Knee Mills, Bed Mills, Prototrack, MillPwr, Bridgeport, Lagun, Fryer, Tree, Wells Index, and more.
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  10. Centerless Grinder Control Overview and Demo

    Cincinnati Milacron Centerless Grinder

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