Teardown, Clean, and Paint
The machine is totally disassembled. Castings are cleaned and repainted,
using modern Epoxy based paints in your choice of color.
The slides, adjustment surfaces, and tables of the machine are resurfaced to the
original condition or better. Planning provides straightness for cast iron
surfaces. Grinding restores hardened ways. Synthetic way inserts can
reduce friction and wear for the more demanding surfaces.
Sliding surfaces are hand scraped-in for final accuracy to provide the
bearing with the smoothness necessary for long life. This skill has almost
become a "lost art", but nothing takes its place, even with today's modern
The hydraulic, pneumatic, coolant and lubrication systems are restored or
totally replaced with new and often improved units. Particular attention
is paid to modern, failsafe lubrication systems.
CNC, PLC, and motion controls are offered for improving resolution, speed, and
accuracy of slide motion. Brushless servos and AC Spindle Drives virtually
eliminate motor brush and heat problems.
Commissioning and Qualification
We fully inspect the machine as it is being rebuilt. Quality is
"installed" every step of the way. The machine is typically run-off with
the customer present on their work-pieces or other suitable test pieces.