Case Study

Panel i Replacements Transform United Grinding’s Legacy Grinders

United Grinding began upgrading their customers’ legacy controls using FANUC’s Panel i Replacement Program.


  • Obsolete controls in legacy grinders
  • Out of cybersecurity compliance for insurance
  • Slower controls


  • optimization

    Increased processing speed

  • optimization

    Enables Windows 10 for IoT

  • optimization

    Improves cybersecurity



United Grinding is the North American support arm for Walter Grinders. The oldest machines from Walter had DOS-based controls, which were upgraded years ago to Windows 7. Components were no longer being manufactured for those controls, so upgrading to Windows 10 to allow for IoT connectivity became impossible. Plus, these controls were much slower.

United Grinding began offering their customers the FANUC Paneli Replacement Program. The upgrade allows customers to take advantage of the increased processing speed as well as boost their cybersecurity. 

Joseph Szenay – United Grinding

The customers’ are loving it. We're not just upgrading one machine into the plant. We're upgrading them all.”

Joseph Szenay

Vice President of Customer Care, United Grinding North America

FANUC Products Used

United Grinding

About United Grinding

United Grinding North America is the sales, service, and support arm for United Grinding group’s seven brands of grinding machines.

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