|Machining Center CNC Retrofits: Leadwell, Bridgeport, and many others.|
|This VMC40 Leadwell Machining Center was
originally equipped with a mitsubishi control that was removed and replaced with a new
Centroid M-400 control.
new Centroid uses 2kw AC brushless axis servo motors that produce 900 inch per minute
It didn't take long for Jerry to
notice that his inexpensive Centroid equipped CNC knee mill had features that he sure
would like to have on his Leadwell machining center. So, he decided to have the machine
retrofitted with a new Centroid. The original Mitsubishi control was in running condition
when remove from this machine! The Mitsubishi was just taking too long to program and too
long to set up. For this machine, Jerry wanted the quick programming and fast setup of the
|Here is a photo of a M-400 equipped Pratt
& Whitney TriMac Bed mill. This machine is used day in and day out to machine large
dies for BBQ grills, Transmission housings and other cast aluminum parts.
Other older big bed mills that Centroid has done include: Brown and Sharpe 1000VC and 1500VC, and Monarch.
|This Bridgeport Interact 412x was originally
equipped with a Hiedenhain control that no one could operate! Centroid installed a
new M-400 which everyone is familiar with since this customer also has two Centroid
equipped Bridgeport knee mills.
It only took about 4 days to perform the Centroid M-400 installation on the 412. This ATC machine is equipped with rigid peck tapping and a 12 pocket automatic tool changer.
|There's not enough room here to show you all the great machining centers that we can upgrade. So, here is a list of a few more manufactures that make excellent machines for a Centroid retrofit: Matsura, Mori Seiki, and Sharnoa, Milltronics and almost any Fanuc equipped HMC.|
Fill out our "Request a Retrofit Quote" form
and tell us about your machine.
CNC Control Solutions