Grinding machine upgrades and re-builds now offered by Jones & Shipman Hardinge
With their history of longevity and trouble-free sustained operation, grinding machines manufactured by Jones & Shipman Hardinge and its sister companies in the Hardinge Group Kellenberger, Hauser, Voumard, Tschudin and Usach are an established feature of many machine shops.
Now, building on the integrated capability and manufacturing and technical resources within the grinding companies in Hardinge Inc., customers can take advantage of a hassle-free rebuilding and upgrading service being offered for high value CNC grinding products.
“It’s a service designed to maximise the life span of a machine which, while perfectly sound in structure and capability, could benefit from upgrading” explains Jones & Shipman Hardinge UK managing director Mike Duignan. “If you take a universal Kellenberger VARIA for example, a refurbishment and upgrade to include the latest Fanuc 0i control with the new Kellenberger user-friendly menu-based programming software could be as much as 25 percent less than a new machine.
“What’s more, through our UK and European headquarters we have the facility to supply a loan machine for some Kellenberger products so that production is not interrupted. The build quality of these machines has been established over many years and we believe this service will appeal to many looking to maintain the highest manufacturing standards while optimising the life span of the base machine,” he concludes.
To assess if you have a machine that will benefit from an upgrade or refurbishment, contact the sales team at Jones & Shipman Hardinge: