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July 25, 2022byAdmin



The aging thermoform machine suffered from an inoperable Allen-Bradley servo controller and servo drive. Both were obsolete and couldn’t be repaired. Even worse, the OEM quoted an exorbitant price to upgrade the machine to modern product specifications.

Our Solution:

I-IDM retrofitted the aging machine with a modern Omron machine controller and new Yaskawa servo equipment. The retrofit included removing the Allen-Bradley equipment and programming the application.

The Result:

I-IDM modernized the machine for less than half the cost of what the machine’s OEM quoted. The customer then enlisted our local Chicago manufacturing facility to design, manufacture and install aluminum extrusion hard guarding with interlocks to upgrade the safety of the production line.