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    Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video

    Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video
    https://youtu.be/zyOEEqa3GLQ

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    Re: Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video

    I would not mess with it unless they can prove the Fadal will work with all its previous functionality and there is a process upgrade. Centroid controls are powerful but there is little to no info on the Fadal swap..or even pricing.
    We have had good luck with our Fadals milling mostly soft steel and aluminum up to 5 axis. We are always looking for spare parts If you have a broken down Fadal give a shout.

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    Re: Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video

    actually you end up with more functionality. pricing is available, no problem. and the system is available as a diy system or pro install. typical diy price is in the $4 to 6K range.. and typical pro install starts at $15k with training and warranty.
    call or email us for a quote specific to a particular machine model and year. thanks for looking,

    more fadal retrofit info web page.. Fadal Parts Repair Service 3016 VMC CNC Vertical Machining Center Retrofit upgrade.


    and fadal retrofit video "follow up visit with customer" here.
    https://youtu.be/omd3bIHJe98

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnckeith View Post
    Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video
    https://youtu.be/zyOEEqa3GLQ
    Do you know if I can do this with fadal with glentek DC servo drives?
    Joe

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    Re: Fadal retrofit upgrade reusing existing Fadal servo drives and Motors Video

    Quote Originally Posted by cncguy347 View Post
    Do you know if I can do this with fadal with glentek DC servo drives?
    Joe
    My first post too, but I just got done doing a full retrofit on our Fadal 3016 with Gelntek DC motors. Way better than the previous Fadal controls but also 20 years newer tech. I'm still ramping up pushing the machine and have a few mechanical issues to sort out, but the electronics and control side is solid.

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