Video: CNC retrofit company showcased at AWFS


Do you have old CNC equipment that has been a workhorse for years, but lately has been having troubles? Do you want to get thousands more parts out of the machine, but are worried that the machine is showing its age? Especially when it comes to the old controller that cannot quite keep up with modern manufacturing demands.

In this interview at the AWFS Fair, Chad Hodge, director of sales and marketing, for MachMotion, detailed how the Newburg, Missouri-based company has given new life to hundreds of CNC machines by adding new controllers, electrical panels, wiring, and other upgrades. 

“CNC machines are workhorses,” said Hodge. “The iron is solid. They're meant to last a lifetime, but controls expire ... You wouldn't carry an iPhone or an Android phone that's 20 years old. Why do you want that [for] your control technology that gets old after time, isn't efficient and breaks down.”


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