MC-KIT: Low-cost Automation for Machine Tools

posted 11 Mar 2010, 10:57 by John Halliday

Inventor
Sebastian Jenkins and Lily Cummings

Product Description
A kit consisting of a microelectronic control system, electronic circuits for driving powerful DC electric motors, and a user control panel and software system.
The kit allows the conversion of a wide range of manual industrial machines,   including traditional machine tools such as lathes and milling machines, to numerical control operation. Linking one or more kits to an external “host” computer system is an option.
Most parts of the kit are standardised for easy assembly, with just simple mounting adapters differing to suit various types of machine.

Markets/Application
This system will place modern technology and improved productivity within the reach of budget-limited small businesses and technical education schemes.

Stage Reached
Experimental proof of principle, prototype under construction.

IP Protection
Copyright on software.

Objectives
Seeking partners for commercialisation

Contact Details
www.mc-kit.co.uk
project@mc-kit.co.uk

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