a new Centroid CNC retrofit you can bring these great machines back
to life for a fraction of the cost of a new replacement machine. There
are lots of old Horizontal Milling machines out there with old outdated
controls that are prime candidates for a Centroid CNC retrofit.
the left are photos of two different DeVlieg Jigmils, both are 4
axis horizontal steel cutting machines! Both machines now have CENTROID
M400 4 axis CNC controls.
are real workhorses. With the new CENTROID, the machines are able
to produce parts not possible with the old control. Not to mention
that it is much easier to program and setup. Other problems with
the old control such as program memory, lack of look ahead, poor
reliability and high spare parts cost are now a thing of the past.
CNC Design: Pratt&Whitney HMC retrofit. This
Pratt and Whitney Viking HMC is 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.
saved the customer approximately 100K over buying a new machine,
not to mention the cost of rigging,shipping and tooling.
CNC Design: G&L Boring Mill CNC retrofit.
the left 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.
Thanks to CNC Design.
Large Machine CNC retrofit video..
Vitech Machine, Devlieg 5K96 Jigmill CENTROID CNC retrofit March 2012'