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Using Stepper Motors to Automate Machining Centers

To achieve CNC functionality, machine shops can convert hand-wheel controls to automated controls with stepper motors. The process depends on the machine type and layout …

CNC machine centers offer many benefits over manual machining such as greater productivity, precision production, and reduced labor costs. To upgrade facilities with CNC (computer numeric control) machine capabilities, machine shops can retrofit existing manual machine centers, as long as they are sound and accurate. The retrofit includes converting hand-wheel controls to automated controls with stepper motors. While this sounds simple enough, automating a manual machining center can be very

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