Exline Leasing repairs and rebuilds machine tools and industrial machinery. The company was asked to upgrade the electrical and hydraulic system on a 1936 model 4030 Barnes cylinder honing machine which hones large cylinders used in the natural gas industry. Aside from the electrical system, which had been converted from dc voltage to ac voltage back in the 1980s, little had changed since the 1930s with respect to the cumbersome original automation system design.The goal was to completely replace the automation system with a modern controller, operator interface, variable frequency drive and motor controls from AutomationDirect. Significant power distribution, wiring and…Full Story
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