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Centerless Grinder Rebuild - Current Work In Progress  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Centerless grinder retooled to grind larger shafts. A complete layout of the foundation, bed, tooling, gauging, dresser, and motor control was included as part of necessary design changes - intended to match an existing machine.

Test Stand Upgrade  
Click to Enlarge A pump test stand required redesign of plumbing and electronics to test a different pump.  Bench tooling needed to disassembly and rebuild the new pump was designed for use in an overhaul room.

Vertical Floturn Upgrade 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge The control of the machine was upgraded from relay style to PLC style. All hydraulic equipment was either overhauled or replaced.
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Grinding Machine Wheel Feed Upgrade  
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Old Motor                 New Motor                 3-D Model
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Old Control Box          New Control Box
The wheel feed on a grinding machine was upgraded by replacing the stepping motor system with a servo drive system.  The new motor required a more sophisticated control panel.

Landis Ball Screw Retrofit for Wheel Feed  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge The wheel head feed was changed from a stepping motor with ACME screw to a CNC controlled servo motor with a precision ball screw.

Dresser Retrofit for Grinding Wheel 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge The hydraulic infeed dresser was replaced with a servo motor and ball screw infeed dresser which included a rotary plunge head with VF drive.

Workrest Retrofit for Grinding Machine  
Click to Enlarge Workrest was designed to clamp on existing grinding machine table and support the work part during precision grind operation

Rack and Pinion Drive Retro-Fit for a Boom Weld Gantry  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Replaced the driving push/pull chain with a rack and pinion servo drive system mounted to each side of the gantry.  This allows the speed of the weld gantry to be finely controlled with smooth changes in direction.

Rack and Pinion Drive Retrofit for a Boom Weld Table  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Replaced the driving hydraulic cylinder with a rack and pinion servo drive system.  This allows the speed of the weld table to be finely controlled as opposed to rough movement caused by inconsistent pressure in the cylinder.

Excello Retool - Crankshaft Radial Orientation Hole  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Retrofit and retool packages for the machine tool industry is a specialty of ours.  We have years of experience developing tooling for new equipment and retooling used equipment for new processes or OEM parts.

Camshaft Grinder Retool  
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge This machine was shipped to our facility where it was rebuilt and retooled to grind a new camshaft.  The tooling was redesigned to accommodate all of the features for the new shaft.