Jorns Folding Machine Retrofits

You don’t need to spend the money on a new machine to get your trim shop operating more efficiently. Retrofitting your existing Jorns controller can add years to your machine while providing the most advanced folding machine features available.

With your Jorns Pathfinder retrofit, you’ll open a world of possibilities. No more deleting old parts from your library to make room for new ones – you’ll have unlimited part library space. Pathfinder’s automatic sequencing technology automatically determines the optimum bending sequences for your parts, no matter how complicated the profile. After your upgrade even the least experienced operator on your floor can be as productive as the most experienced. Operators simply enter the profile in an easy-to-use interface and Pathfinder does the rest!

With Pathfinder, you take the guesswork out of part programming and spend more time actually making parts.

Roper Whitney Control Retrofits

Roper Whitney’s Auto Brake 2000 series of folding machines are mechanical workhorses that often maintain their performance after many years of use. The A1200 controllers connected to such machines, however, are obsolete and nearly impossible to replace. Those A1200 controllers that still work are extremely limited in their functions, difficult to use, and lack the accuracy of modern control systems.

AMS Controls has created a retrofit package to replace these A1200 controllers with Pathfinder, a state-of-the-art folding machine control system that will improve your machine’s accuracy, increase its capabilities and make it much easier to use. Pathfinder includes auto-sequencing to automatically calculate the best sequence of bends to make each part, no matter how complicated.

Pathfinder creates a level playing field where every operator, regardless of experience, can operate the machine at the same advanced level. Just a couple of hours of training can give a new operator the ability to create parts as quickly as an operator with decades of experience.

Schechtl Folding Machine Retrofits

You don’t need to spend the money on a new machine to get your trim shop operating more efficiently. Retrofitting your existing Schechtl controller can add years to your machine while providing the most advanced folding machine features available.

With your Schechtl Pathfinder retrofit, you’ll open a world of possibilities. No more deleting old parts from your library to make room for new ones – you’ll have unlimited part library space. Pathfinder automatically determines the optimum bending sequences for your parts, no matter how complicated the profile. After your upgrade even the least experienced operator on your floor can be as productive as the most experienced. Operators simply enter the profile in an easy-to-use interface and Pathfinder does the rest!

Best of all, installation is quick and painless. Our “drop-in” replacement kit installs on your Schechtl machine in less than two hours. You’ll see the results immediately!

Other Folding Machines

In addition to all of these brands, AMS Controls can also retrofit machines from ASC, Biegemaster, Bradbury, Cidan, Lobema, RAS, Tensol, and Thalmann. If you don’t see your folding machine listed as a possible Pathfinder retrofit, don’t worry. We are continually developing solutions for other manufacturers’ machines. Contact us to learn if we have a solution for your machine.