CNC Retrofits by CNC Design and Electronics

Here is a huge Monarch Vertical Turning lathe that is C axis equipped!. This machine has a live 15hp spindle and a 50hp spindle bed. The bed is nine feet in diameter. This all three axes of the lathe are controlled by a CENTROID T-400 CNC control. X, Z and C. The C axis provides programmable control over positioning of the spindle in degrees. The spindle table weighs 5 TONS and has a maximum speed of 3000 rpm.

Another unique feature of this machine is that the X and Z axes are mounted on a slide. This slide allows the machine to adjust to tall or short sized parts. The slide is also controlled thru the T-400 using the programmable auxiliary keys. If that isn't enough, the Monarch is also equipped with a 12 position automatic tool changer!

 
Check out this classic Niles Turret lathe. This machine was used during WWII to make tank turrets. This machine has two operator stations, the left side of the machine was converted to CNC using a Centroid T-400 control. The right side has been left manually operated as originally equipped. The spindle is 50 Hp and the huge spindle table is even with the floor and spins up to 1000 rpm. The table floats on oil and is equipped with and encoder for constant surface speed machining.
Niles Turret Lathe Retrofitted to CNC with a Centroid T-400 CNC control
 
This Pratt and Whittney Viking HMC has been equipped with a Centroid M-400 4 axis CNC control.  

The block of steel you see here weighs 15,000 lbs! The control is 3D surfacing a mold for a rubber seal that is used in a large gate valve. This machine runs these types of parts day in and day out. This retrofit saved the customer approximatley 100K over buying a new machine, not to mention the cost of rigging,shipping and tooling.

Pratt and Whittney Viking HMC has been equipped with a Centroid M-400 4 axis CNC 
control.
 

Here is a Giddings and Lewis four axis horizontal machining center. This machine was retrofitted with a Centroid CNC for a tenth of the cost of a new machine with similar size and capabilities!

With 100 amp servo drives the Centroid has more than enough power to throw this machine around. The G and L now employs Centroid automatic tool measurement feature which save the operator from having to jump up on the machine to set a tool length.

The M-400 console is mounted on the optional Centroid control stand. This stand makes operation of the machine much more convenient than if the control was fixed. The operator can roll the control to his preferred working position. The angle of the console is also adjustable.

Giddings and Lewis four axis horizontal machining center. This machine was retrofitted 
with a Centroid CNC for a tenth of the cost of a new machine with similar size and capabilities!
   
These are just a few of the impressive machines we have upgraded over the years. Call or email or stop by for a personal CNC demostration.
 

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