Bringing Features of Giddings & Lewis 8000 Control to a FANUC Solution

May 01,2019
Bringing Features of Giddings & Lewis 8000 Control to a FANUC Solution

Fives and its Machine Tool Services & Solutions team have the upgrade that exceeds expectations. As a FANUC Authorized Integrator, Fives has been able to bring the OEM proprietary features of the Giddings & Lewis 8000 control platform, such as axis tracking, to a FANUC solution. This translates to added performance, increased applications abilities, commercially available components, improved quality and increased productivity, all while modernizing your Giddings & Lewis equipment.

Fives has a rich and long-standing legacy of Giddings & Lewis 8000 controls and will continue to provide technical support and service at a limited capacity. But due to the progression of new technology the Giddings & Lewis 8000 control has reached the end of its life and Fives will no longer offer any updates or enhancements for this product.

Following the commercial announcement from Kollmorgen on March 29, 2019, regarding the closure of its support efforts for the G & L 8000 control, Fives invites you to turn to the OEM for the solution to control problems. Fives and its Machine Tool Services & Solutions team have developed an upgrade for Giddings & Lewis 8000 units: the new FANUC 0iF Retrofit. Pricing options suitable for HBMs and VTCs are available.