benefit of retrofitting depends on the size and type of the machine
being retrofitted. On average, retrofitting a good machine is less
than 50% of the cost of a new machine of the same size and type.
One important thing to consider when looking at retrofitting costs
is that Centroid & CNC Services offer a complete retrofit solution
from installation to training. One source, one price for a retrofitted
running machine. A big difference when compared to some of our competitors.
Usually as the
size and complexity of a machine increase so do the costs. But typically
the percentage of the retrofit cost compared to a new machine cost
is low. For instance to retrofit a 30 hp Horizontal Boring mill
may cost $75K and buying one new would run $200K to $250K! One of
our customers purchased a used Pratt and Whitney Viking Horizontal
Boring mill (shown) for $25K and then put another $80K into the
retrofit and saved himself $100,000 dollars.
calculating the cost of a retrofit, don't forget to factor in the
money that you will make since the machine will be able to make
more parts per hour. In one case we have reduced the time it takes
to make a particular part from 24 hours to 5! Another benefit is
gained by the machine producing better quality parts therefore reducing
scrap out-of-tolerence parts - more savings. Operator labor costs
are also reduced because of the significant reduction of setup and
programming time with the new control. These items really add up
in the long run, so don't underestimate the dollars that you will
gain with a Centroid CNC retrofit.
All of our CNC controls are fully tested at the factory and are
shipped ready to install, saving you time and money. One price for
install, training and warranty.
Beware of another hidden cost of those other CNC systems.
They will supply you with a box of parts, whereas we provide a turnkey
system. You have to ask yourself, "Do I want to work on a retrofit?
Or do I want to machine some parts?" So, when it comes to shopping
for retrofits, be sure to compare apples to apples.
you one source responsibility. Centroid designs and manufactures
its own CNC operating system, programming software, CPUs, Amplifiers,
PLCs and keyboards, so everything works together. We supply a complete
CNC retrofit solution.