If only we had CNC on our heavy machines On visits to heavy engineering and power station maintenance shops, the production engineers there have often said: “If only we had CNC on this Kearns horizontal borer, on this Noble and Lund plano miller ….”
Well, Acu-Rite, manufacturers of digital read-out systems and 3D CNC retrofit ‘kits’, is now able to take enquiries from users of ‘heavy’ and ‘super-heavy’ machine tools.
Two Rock Hill men were arrested for stealing heavy construction equipment earlier this month, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office Report.
Mark Giles Pafford, 55, of Ferguson Drive and Mickey Duncan, 50, of Mount Holly Road are accused of selling a back hoe and Caterpillar Skid Steer loader that were both reported stolen from Rock Hill about the same time, the report says.
Pafford and Duncan sold the items for a total of $12,000. The back hoe is valued at $50,000, the report said.
Both are being held at Moss Justice Center on grand larceny and criminal conspiracy charges, with Pafford’s bond set at $82,000 and Duncan’s at $52,000.