IMTS Advance News for MAG Industrial Automation Systems

Booth No. W-1546

What was old is new again, and more productive, with CNC retrofit solutions from MAG

Pre-engineered retrofit kits available for MAG's legacy brand lathes, HBM's, and milling machines. Fadal retrofit to be exhibited at this year's IMTS.

A new CNC retrofit program from MAG allows older equipment to enter a new realm of productivity, often exceeding original specifications, and extending the life of some of the most durable, well-known machine tools from MAG legacy brands, including Giddings & Lewis, Cincinnati Milacron and Fadal. The retrofit program is designed to get machines upgraded and back into production quickly, with pre-engineered application software and mechanicals that reduce installation and run-off time. At the MAG Services booth (W-1546) at this year's IMTS, the company will exhibit a Fadal 3016FX milling machine retrofitted with a Fagor 8070 control and digital Sercos drives. "A retrofit of this type saves about 50 to 75 percent of the cost of a new machine, while providing a significant boost to productivity and accuracy," said Jeff Ahrstrom, Vice President, MAG Regional Services.

MAG has pre-engineered retrofit kits available for G&L vertical turning lathes and horizontal boring mills, Cincinnati Cinturn lathes and Arrow, Sabre and Lancer vertical mills. A retrofit kit is also available for MAG aerospace profilers. The retrofit program features proven, state-of-the-art controls from Fagor, Siemens, Fanuc, and Power Automation, offering better NC block performance, more program storage, high reliability and additional features not available with the original machine control.

The retrofit program is designed to be modular, offering control-only, control and servos, or control, servo and spindle options. Customers can also purchase a control-only retrofit kit and add new drives and motors later.

MAG Services covers all aspects of aftermarket support including tooling and coolants, retrofits and rebuilds, application engineering and field service. For additional information on MAG Services, visit

About MAG
MAG is a leading machine tool and systems company serving the durable goods industry worldwide with complete manufacturing solutions. With a strong foundation based upon renowned brands such as Cincinnati, Cross Hüller, Fadal, Giddings & Lewis, Hüller Hille, Witzig & Frank, Hessapp, Ex-Cell-O, Honsberg and Boehringer, MAG is recognized as the preeminent provider of tailored production solutions based on state-of-the-art technology. Key markets served include aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, solar energy, wind turbine production and general machining.

With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, MAG offers comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including process development, automated assembly, turning, milling, automotive powertrain production, composites processing, maintenance, automation and software, and core components.

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