CENTROID CNC Retrofit upgrade control systems for Lathe and Turning Centers
Cincinnati, Southbend, Warner Swayze, Mori Seiki, Hardinge, and many others.
|Here is a 1981 Cincinnati Cinturn 10 that has been upgraded with a new Centroid T-400 CNC control. This turning center is equipped with an auto tailstock, a cnc tool turret and a 30 hp spindle. Before the Centroid retrofit, this machine was in good mechanical condition but the old control was really costing the owner time and money. With the replacement of the original cnc control, we have turned this Cincinnati back into a reliable, money making turning center. Thanks to Marc Leonard, CNC Services NW.|
Check out this American engine lathe. This model is called the 'Hustler', this lathe has 128' between centers with a 10' swing. It is equipped with a Centroid T-400 CNC control which is supported by a custom made control floor stand for comfortable operation. The American is also equipped with a 4 position CNC tool turret and a live tailstock. Thanks to CNC Design.
|Here is a Warner Swayze SC1 equipped with a T-400. This machines has a 20HP spindle, a 12 station turret, auto tail stock and quill, chip conveyer, and temperature controlled ballscrews. The temperature control helps them hold +- 0.0002. This customer serves the medical industry. Thanks to Randy Ellsworth, CNC Services NC.|
|We also have bolt-on CNC turrets for engine lathes. These units are great for replacements or add-ons to any CENTROID equipped engine lathe. This unit can be mounted in the front or the back of the slide. The turret can be removed and replaced easily and can also be used in conjunction with a fixed tool post. Affordable and easy to install. Add new functionality and speed up production times with the bolt on CNC tool changer.|
|This is one of the best bench top lathes we have seen! Made by Southbend Lathe it is a solid unit made of cast iron with a dove tail slide. It is also equipped with a nice eight position electric CNC tool turret. We removed the old stepper based control and installed new Centroid T-39 DC brush servo CNC control. Equipped with constant surface speed and threading this machine is more than just a trainer unit, it makes accruate parts and is fast!|
|Here is one of the best turning centers of the 80's: the Mori Seiki SL series lathes. These machines hold great tolerances and are mechanically reliable. However, the original equipment Yasnac cnc controls are expensive to repair. For the cost of replacing one circuit board on the Yasnac, you are halfway to a completely new Centroid CNC control. Our T-400 Mori Seiki retrofit kit completely replaces all the existing electronics. The new Centroid T-400 transforms this classic turning center into a modern, reliable, easy to program CNC lathe.|
|This Graziano manual lathe has been converted to CNC. It has a 15HP geared head. It belongs to Southern California Edison and they use this (and their new Centroid powered Birmingham mill) to fabricate parts for the hydro electric generators. One item they are making on the lathe is a high pitch, triple lead screw. By starting the thread cutting in different locations they can produce this. With 4 gearbox speeds they can turn 30 RPM to 1,200 RPM. The retrofit includes custom carriage buttons for Estop, feed hold, cycle cancel, and cycle start in addition to the ones on the control. They love the MPG handwheel. Thanks for Doug Laursen of Machines in Motion.|