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A CNC Retrofit Could Be Just What You Need to Save Your Old Gerber Router

Like many models of cnc routers out there, Gerber’s line of cnc routers (which includes the System 48, System 48 Plus, the GerberRouter, Advantage Router AR600 and AR400) are getting older every day. Many of them are still running with the old controller and Gerber’s ArtPath software. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, they still get the job done.

However, the software that’s on the market now has advanced a lot further than ArtPath. Wouldn’t you like to have automatic nesting so that you can get the most usage out of your material and not have to manually nest parts on each sheet of material? How about machining 3D? Those are just a couple of capabilities that you’re missing if you haven’t upgraded your Gerber yet.

Gerber is a fantastic, innovative company. But they don’t service these old machines anymore. If something goes wrong, who do you call?

I started using Gerber routers in 1989. And, in the last few years, we here at CNC Experts have upgraded more than a few of these old workhorses to run like new machines. We can help you with yours as well. Even if you are a great distance away from us, we can send you an cnc retrofit kit with all the things you need and easy-to-follow instructions and technical support so you can get your machine ship-shape in no time.

Give us a call at (615) 378-7625 or request a FREE Quotation on a cnc retrofit so you can upgrade your Gerber router.

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A CNC Retrofit is an Economical Alternative to Replacing an Aging CNC Router

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December 2, 2010

A CNC Retrofit Is an Economical Alternative to Replacing Aging CNC Routers

Many sign shops and small businesses with aging CNC routers find that a cnc retrofit saves them a considerable amount of money versus buying a new machine, enhances the performance of their machines and opens the door to the use of today’s latest and greatest software tools.

In this difficult economy, many businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, let alone make a profit. So when the owner of a cnc router is told by the manufacturer that they need to replace their old cnc machine or mortgage their home to update the old one, it can be a hard pill to swallow. Many times, this problem can be summed up in two words: cnc retrofit.

A cnc retrofit removes the old controller, or “brain” of a cnc router an replaces it with a new one. Sometimes, the motors, or “muscles” of a machine are also replaced as needed. Done properly, the end result of this process is a machine that easier to learn, easier to use, and fully compatible with virtually every signmaking and computerized machining (CAD/CAM) software on the market today.

Many business owners have managed to avoid the hassle and large capital expenditure associated with the purchase of a new machine by taking advantage of the cnc retrofit services provided by CNC Experts. This was the case with Greg DeSanti, president of ABC Sign Corporation. He had not one, but two cnc routers that were getting older and nearing the end of their useful life in terms of their control system, but were mechanically sound. Here’s what he had to say about his experience:

“I recently had both of my routers overhauled by Josh Glenn of CNC Experts. I was prepared to spend $100,000 on new routers. I ended up spending a small fraction of that cost on a complete retrofit. Josh is the best I’ve ever known when it comes to routers (and grew up in the sign business too).”

CNC Experts, a provider of global services relating to cnc equipment, has been offering cnc retrofit services since 2003. They also have extensive practical experience in the sign industry and can offer software support and training services specific to the needs of signmakers.

If you’d like more information about this topic, contact Joshua Glenn at (615) 378-7625 or visit

Joshua Glenn
(615) 378-7625


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Vytek CNC Router Retrofit

Vytek Rebel 2 cnc router in need of a cnc retrofit upgrade from

Several VyTek cnc router owners have chosen to get a cnc retrofit from CNC Experts rather than replacing their old VyTek cnc router. Many of them have saved a considerable amount of money and now have a user interface for their machine that is extremely easy to use. Contact us today to inquire about a cnc retrofit for your VyTek cnc router.

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Upgrade Your Old Multicam CNC Router

Did you know that CNC Experts can upgrade your old Multicam to perform like a new machine? Even if your machine is five years old, ten years old or older, we can retrofit it with a new control system and have it running like new in no time. Call us at 615-378-7625 to get a free phone consultation and quotation.