Galco Engineering continuously demonstrates an exceptional level of engineering expertise to a wide range of customers throughout manufacturing and testing industries.
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.
- Machine Tool CNC Retrofitting
- Variable Speed Drive Systems
- Dynamometer Drive Systems
- Alternative Energy Applications
- PLC Retrofits
- Motion Control
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, and GM Powertrain all represent examples of customers whose needs are continuously being served by Galco Engineering staff.
ROI & Productivity
Machine Availability, Performance, and Quality are the three measurable components that drive Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
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 systems, higher feedrates and lower acceleration / deceleration times can be achieved. Machine mechanical and electrical capabilities can be improved through ballbar analysis and servo optimization tuning resulting in improved OEE.
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’s engineering staff adheres to best-in-class practices and standards.
Close communications with the customer are maintained throughout the design and development phase to discuss project status updates, deliverables
and performance expectations. Galco's engineering staff maintains our library of programming tools to stay up-to-date on the latest revisions.
Galco's engineering staff is supported by our UL Panel Shop where we build, wire, and test the control and drive systems. This allows Galco to maintain complete control of 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 aftermarket 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 Engineering's 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 installed. Removal (if required) of existing equipment and the installation / wiring of equipment will be provided. 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 necessary to build and wire panels. Galco Engineering provides the engineering, programming and startup procedures. Material supply is generally limited to high value engineering products, and the customer provides the required control components defined by Galco Engineering. The customer completes panel building, installation and wiring.
- ABB Controls & Drives
- Emerson - Control Techniques
- FANUC CNC America - Formerly GE FANUC
As Authorized Integrators we receive special factory training and support to bring a high level of expertise to our customers, providing them with benefits and results that help them become more productive and competitive.
Galco's experienced engineers have years of combined application experience in a wide range of industrial and testing processes. Application experience includes CNC Machine Tool Retrofitting, Coordinated Variable Speed Drive Systems for metal processing lines (both primary and secondary steel), Dynamometer Test Stands involving common DC bussed AC drives for controlling custom dynamometers in torque and speed modes, and more. 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
- ATS Engineering
- Control Techniques
- Delta Electronics
- EAC Motors
- Eaton Cutler-Hammer
- Emerson Industrial Automation
- FANUC - CNC America
- General Electric
- Square D
- TB Woods
- Weg Motors & Drives
- And More...