Control Systems

Extend The Life of Your Critical Production Machines

Retrofit them with state-of-the-art controls and drive systems

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Does this scenario sound familiar? Your 20-year-old production machine goes down. Where should you start looking for the root cause of failure?

Its ancient control system isn’t much help. It enables you to run the machine. That’s all. Like an “idiot light” on your car’s dashboard, it just tells you something’s wrong. It doesn’t tell you where to look. It doesn’t display any diagnostic data.

Your service technician, who isn’t very experienced, is forced to work by trial and error to find the point of failure. That could take many hours. You don’t have that kind of time. Your production is at a standstill. Your customers are waiting for their parts. You get a migraine just thinking about what this latest equipment failure will cost you.

There’s got to be a better way. But a new machine is much too expensive!

What if it was possible to get another 10-15 years of life out of your existing machine and drastically reduce unplanned downtime? That would be nirvana, right?

Give Your Old Machines a New Lease on Life

Why not let us retrofit a new control system complete with a servo and spindle drive package, to your existing machine?

A modern controller can help you to:

  • Pinpoint the switch or valve that has failed
  • Enable your maintenance or service person to replace it quickly
  • Slash your downtime by 20-30% or more

Today's control systems enable you to run your industrial equipment at peak performance and immediately alert you to any problems. 

We have 30-plus years of controls experience, programming and supporting every brand of controller you can imagine.

But we also offer something that electrical design houses can’t match: Deep knowledge of your machine tools.

At Kaufman, we’ve been designing and building machine tools for some of the highest-production manufacturing environments in North America for over 93 years. We have intimate knowledge of how your machines are built, how they operate – and, most importantly, what their most common failure modes are.

No one knows your machines like we do.

This unmatched knowledge base enables us to program logic and plain-English diagnostic messages into a new, state-of-the-art controller. Our expertise, baked into your new controller, will help you get back up and running in a fraction of the time it formerly required.

That means more money in your pocket and fewer angry customers.

We are an authorized integrator for:

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How Can We Help?

What If You Do Nothing?

What if you continue to limp along with your existing obsolete machine control systems? Long downtimes could cost you business.

In today’s lean, just-in-time manufacturing environment, reliable production is an absolute must. Your customers have production expectations that must be met – or they’ll take their machining work elsewhere.

Why not turn the odds in your favor? Let us update your old machines with new controllers and drive systems that help you maximize your uptime – and your profits.