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Upgrade Control for Giddings & Lewis 8000 Units

As a FANUC Authorized Integrator, Fives and its Machine Tool Services & Solutions, has been able to bring the OEM proprietary features of the Giddings & Lewis 8000 control platform, such as axis tracking, to a FANUC retrofit. "This translates to added performance, increased applications abilities, commercially-available components, improved quality and increased productivity, all while modernizing users' Giddings & Lewis equipment," said a Fives spokesperson.

"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," continued the spokesperson. "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 and its Machine Tool Services & Solutions team have developed an upgrade for Giddings & Lewis 8000 units: the new FANUC 0iF Retrofit." Options for HBMs and VTCs are available.

For more information contact:

Fives Giddings & Lewis, LLC

A subsidiary of Fives Machining Systems, Inc.

142 Doty Street

Fond du Lac, WI 54935


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