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Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Large Controls upgrade projects don’t have to be high risk to be high reward.

Case Study: CNC Retrofit - 140 axes in 80 days

An automaker manufacturing transmissions in North America, uses dial machines to drill and mill pump and reaction shaft supports. The machines were well maintained mechanically, and still very process capable; however the circa 1988 motion controllers and Programmable Logic Controllers were failing more frequently, and were becoming increasingly difficult to repair and support. As downtime was growing, the demand for the machined parts was increasing too. This automaker needed a control system retrofit that could be executed on their floor with minimum lost production. This is where good project management and a standard execution methodology was put to the test.

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