Metal Cutting

Retrofit/Rebuild
thumb_retrofit_and_rebuild.jpg While retrofitting involves adding new capability or new technology to an existing machine, a rebuild is a complete restoration of the machine’s components. Both offer ways to obtain new life and additional value out of machine tools that are old but otherwise potentially still serviceable.

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Automated Grinding Cell Adds Capacity

By: Chris Koepfer
Like many shops facing changes in customer demands, Pennsylvania-based American Turned Products (ATP) is making the necessary adjustments and adding operations to continue to compete in the difficult, high volume market. One of those adjustments is the company’s recent installation of an automated centerless grinding cell.

Excel Gear retrofit

Retrofitting Service Updates, Remanufactures Gear Machines

By: Jedd Cole
Excel Gear will display a retrofit machine from its newly formed Excel CNC Retrofit division, which upgrades or remanufactures older gear machines to meet higher performance standards.

Why Oilfield Parts Producers Consider Retrofits

By: Derek Korn
There are a number of reasons why shops serving the oilfield industry see value in upgrading existing machine tools with a new control package.

Major Tool & Machine Continues Major Upgrades

By: Matt Danford
This Indianapolis shop’s extensive series of machine tool retrofits sheds light on how to best approach these projects.

“CNC Retrofit” Often Means More

By: Matt Danford
This video testimonial provides an inside look at the myriad benefits Major Tool & Machine has realized from a new CNC platform—but like other, similar projects, implementing that platform required a complete motion system overhaul.


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