What We Do
We Build It Better: As experts in the rebuilding, retrofitting and remanufacturing of machine tools, Pyramid's craftsmen have the know-how and experience to meet your needs, whether it's restoring an older machine to OEM specifications or remanufacturing it to increase its capacity and performance. So don't scrap your older machine tool or spend tens of thousands on a new machine without first talking to us! In most cases, older equipment can be updated to like-new condition, and we can do it for as much as a 60-percent savings when compared with buying a new machine of comparable quality.
Here are three ways we can upgrade your aging machine tools:
By incorporating repairs and improvements to a machine tool, it can be made to run just as good as it did when it came from the factory. Typical operations performed during a rebuild include realigning way surfaces and replacing wear items such as leadscrews, ballscrews, bearings, seals and gaskets. Plus, we inspect all other key components and systems and those that fall short of standards are rebuilt or replaced.
Retrofitting: Fitting out an older generation machine tool with a new CNC control that includes the latest high-tech features is one of the primary purposes of a retrofit. This strategy is a must for improving speed, accuracy and productivity. Retrofits may also entail replacing aging servomotors and drives. Swapping outdated electrical controls with a state-of-the-art PLC (programmable logic control) is another proven retrofitting tactic.
Remanufacturing: The most comprehensive approach to updating a machine tool is remanufacturing. By making use of many of the same procedures called for in a rebuild or retrofit, remanufacturing uses the original capability and capacity of a machine tool as a starting point and builds on it so that you end up with a machine that performs better than ever. Changes undertaken during remanufacturing often include increasing feed rates and developing higher spindle speeds. Axis drive trains frequently are converted to servomotor and ballscrew, and spindle transmissions are altered to provide two or three speed ranges. And these are just some of the modifications that might be made.
Machine tool solutions tailored for you: Whichever of the above strategies you employ, Pyramid will work with you to develop a plan that fits your requirements, your production schedule and your budget. You tell us what you'd like your machine to do and our knowledgeable engineers and craftsmen will do all we can to make it happen. Give us a call!
A fully equipped facility means outstanding service: Pyramid's newly expanded plant features a machine shop that allows our experts to cost-effectively and quickly produce parts needed for your rebuild, retrofit or remanufacturing project. Our facility also includes a high bay equipped with a 20-ton overhead crane, so we can handle large jobs in house. But that doesn't necessarily mean you have to ship your machine or its components to us.
We can come to you. Our field services include machine tool installation, realignment, laser leveling, and the repair of mechanical, hydraulic and lubrication systems.