MC-KIT: Low-cost Automation for Machine Tools

Post date: Mar 11, 2010 6:57:25 PM


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.


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.


Seeking partners for commercialisation

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