INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS, CNC, MOTION & AUTOMATION
Variable Speed Drives · PLC Systems · CNC · Test Stands · Dynamometers
Specializing in Speed, Torque, Velocity, Position and Motion Control
Galco Engineering continuously demonstrates an exceptional level of Engineering expertise to a wide range of customers throughout manufacturing and testing industries. [more...]
We are dedicated to providing World-Class Control Engineering solutions through the integration of high performance products such as FANUC FA America CNCs, ABB Drives, Control Techniques, Yaskawa and Eaton Automation. Galco's talented Engineering staff serves Automotive, Aerospace, Primary Steel, Tier 1 and 2 Suppliers as well as Research Dynamometer Laboratories.
Application expertise in:
- Machine Tool CNC Retrofitting
- Variable Speed Drive Systems
- Dynamometer Drive Systems
- Alternative Energy Applications
- PLC Retrofits
- Motion Control
remain our primary focus and continually improves.
For over 30 years Galco's Engineering Staff has been providing Industrial control Solutions for systems requiring precision Speed, Torque, and Position Control. Ford Motor Company, GM Tool and Die, TRW, Lubrizol, NTS, Michigan State University, GM Powertrain all represent examples of customers whose needs are continuously being served by Galco Engineering Staff.
Improve Throughput, Quality, Uptime, Reliability & OEE
Machine Availability, Performance and Quality are the three measurable components that drive Overall Equipment Effectiveness. [more...]
By Retrofitting an aging, unreliable or feature limited CNC, the costs associated with machine maintenance and downtime can be reduced. New life and enhanced productivity can be realized by Retrofitting a high value Machine Tool asset to a new FANUC FA America CNC.
As a result of Retrofitting, less time is spent with setup, programming, and maintenance resulting in greater uptime and output.
With high performance Fanuc Hvis Servo system higher feedrates and lower acceleration / deceleration times can be achieved. Machine mechanical and electrical capabilities can be improved thru Ball bar Analysis and Servo Optimization Tuning resulting in improved OEE.
Design, Program, Build, Installation, Startup & Support
Galco's experienced Engineering staff delivers complete turnkey Engineered systems. From Electrical schematic designs using AutoCAD to Custom Screen development and control or drive programming, Galco Engineering Staff adheres to best in class practices and standards. [more...]
Close communications with the customer is maintained through the design and development phase to ensure project status updates as well as clear communications on deliverables and performance expectations. Galco's Engineering staff maintains our library of programming tools keeping up to date on latest revisions.
Galco's Engineering staff is supported by our U.L. Panel shop where we build, wire, and test the control and drive systems. This allows Galco to maintain complete control of the in process manufacturing tasks. Our control panels include these features as standard practices:Tagged Wires
Components labeled on subplate
Separated AC and DC wires
Fused Disconnects Complete Electrical Prints generated using AutoCAD
Spare Panel Space
Plexiglas finger safe fuse covers
Installation, startup, and after market support are key elements of our successful growth and satisfied customer base. Working in partnership with our customers we take a flexible approach on managing projects. Galco's Engineering role can vary from delivering a Complete TurnKey project or partner with the customer and share specific tasks required to complete the project.
Level 1 Project: Full TurnKey whereby Galco Engineering is responsible for the entirety of tasks associated with the project. We will deliver a completed product that was, built, wired and tested with the control program in stalled. Removal (if required) of existing equipment and the installation / wiring of equipment delivered. Our engineering staff will then execute machine startup and commissioning.
Level 2 Project: This level consists of all the elements of Level 1 with the exception of removal of existing equipment (if required) and installation / wiring.
Level 3 Project: This level is oriented towards a very capable customer that has the skills and knowledge of building and wiring panels. Galco Engineering provides the Engineering, Programming and Startup. Material supply is generally limited to the high value Engineering Products and the customer provides the required control components defined by Galco Engineering. The customer completes panel building, wiring and installation / wiring.
- ABB Controls & Drives
- Emerson - Control Techniques
- Fanuc CNC America - Formerly GE Fanuc
As Authorized Integrators we receive special factory training and support thus bringing a high level of expertise to our customers, providing them with benefits and results that help them become more productive and competitive. [more...]
Galco's experienced Engineers have years of combined application experience in a wide range of industrial and testing processes. Applications as diverse as CNC Machine Tool Retrofitting, Coordinated Variable Speed Drive Systems for metal processing lines (Both primary and secondary steel) to Dynamometer Test Stands involving Common DC Bussed AC Drives for controlling custom dynamometers in torque and speed modes. This diverse experience provides the customer the benefits of our expertise to solve and deliver solutions for the most challenging requirements.
- Boring Mills
- Food Processing
- HVAC Fans & Pumps
- Injection Molding
- Machining Centers
- Pick & Place
- Planer Mills
- Printing Presses
- Rolling Mills
- Stamping Presses
- Turning Centers
- Specializing in Position Control, Velocity Control, Torque Control, CNC retrofits & Dynamometer/Component Test Stand applications
- Complete systems integration or retrofitting of industrial controls
- PLC & Drives integration for process & motion control applications
- Microprocessor & PC-based solutions
- CNC Retrofits including 4-star GE Fanuc capabilities
- New GE Fanuc series 0i-MD/0i Mate power point presentation
- Test Stand Dynamometer Systems
- Franchised integration products include: ABB, ASAP, Autocon, Baldor, Control Techniques, Custom Servo Motor, Electromatic, Fenner, Fincor, Heidenhain, Idec, Payne Engineering, Servo Dynamics & Toshiba Houston
- Complete Control Panel Build - (.pdf) per UL 508A Standards
Emerson Industrial Automation
Fanuc - CNC America
Weg Motors & Drives