Seymour had been maintaining the machine for many years. The machine was originally built with a Heidenhain TNC155 CNC with a Siemens S5-130K PLC running Siemens and Bauer Analogue Servo drives and VEB DC servo axis motors. Over time the issues with the ageing mostly obsolete electrical systems on the machine became more frequent and very expensive.
The decision was made to retrofit the machine to achieve improvements in both reliability and function. The Heidenhain TNC530 CNC was chosen as there were existing Union Borers in the shop with compatible Heidenhain TNC426 and 430 controls and the machine networking work that Seymour had already carried out would allow for easy sharing of programmes between all of the machines.
Utilizing Heidenhain CNC with Siemens 611D motors and Drives concepts proven in our programme the functionality of the machine was improved changing both the quill (W Axis) and the rotary table (B Axis) from positioning only shared drive systems to independently controlled full CNC interpolating axes.
The project included;
New Floor Standing Main Electrical Panel
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