HYDRAULIC MOTION CONTROL IN MACHINE TOOL APPLICATIONS
Many machine tool applications exist with hydraulically controlled axes. In most cases our customers do not want to incur the cost to replace the hydraulic system. Additionally, hydraulically driven axes can produce much higher torques in smaller foot prints. Replacing a hydraulic motor or cylinder may require extensive mechanical work, and in some cases it cannot be done on an older piece of equipment.
At MasterControls, we use Delta Computer Systems Hydraulic controllers to control proportional and servo grade valves. The Delta RMC75 or RMC150 controllers can serve as a standalone motion controller or a velocity PI controller for a CNC controlled hydraulic axis. This comes in handy for upgrades to Linear and rotary hydraulic axes on axis slides, tool changers, or tables.
If you are interested in learning more about our hydraulic control solutions, please contact us.