Our expertise provides help to quickly and accurately solve the problems that many struggle to solve.
Started by one of the original founding family members of Fadal Engineering Inc. and Vice President of Control Design.
Our motto is "Stop Buying Fadal Parts You Don't Need". We are unique in being able to provide the Knowledge and Expertise gained in the original developed of the Fadal VMC machines. Rather than follow the common "Shot Gun" approach and just buy parts in trying to solve a problem, our approach is to pinpoint the root cause and address it before replacing a part.
In one recent example, a customer had the power supply unit for the AC servo amplifier literally blew-up. It was obvious that the component needed replacing. The customer was looking online for a replacement but before purchasing a new unit, he saw our site and contacted us. Before selling him the part, we explained the importance of determining the cause of failure. After a quick review of the machines history, we directed him to perform some tests and the cause of the failure was determined. They had relocated the machine in their shop and the power input to the machine was at 295 VAC not 240 VAC. A simple re-tapping of the transformer brought the voltage into the proper range and ensured the replacement wouldn't fail like the original had failed. Needless to say the customer was extremely impressed that we were able to determine the real problem and provide the complete solution!
Buying parts online is like buying parts from a "Vending Machine", you put in money and get a part, nothing more. Had the customer purchased the part on Ebay or some other source, they would not have correctly solved the real problem and the power supply would had blown up again. They would have had longer down time, more frustration and spent more money replacing parts that were not faulty.
We truly are the most highly qualified company selling parts for your Fadal Machine. Call us anytime for a FREE Second Opinion before you purchase that part!
Machining Experience That Counts:
Starting from the most important aspect of the machine: making parts, our background and machining experience is one of the highest in the industry. Dating back before Fadal started building machines, Fadal was one of the premiere job shops in Southern California, specializing in making some of the most complicated and difficult parts in the aerospace industry. Back in 1976, at Fadal I personally worked on the Viking and Voyager projects plus many other projects for Hughes Aircraft company. Of course that was before CNC, at that time is was simply NC (Numerical Control) and paper tape. We also spent many days standing at the Bridgeport making parts the hard way.
So not only do we know how to build machines, we know how to use them!
Fadal Engineering Experience That Counts:
- Machine and Control hardware and software innovation, starting in 1974 at Fadal, before the very first VMC 45 machine.
- Personally worked directly with the Fadal OEMs in the design/testing of many control software features and the associated electronic components i.e. motors, drives, amplifiers and CNC Control boards.
- As Vice President Control Design at Fadal, I was responsible for all the control aspects; in the design, production and maintenance, which included all software, hardware and mechanical elements.
- Directly responsible for the engineering needs of the service department, both internal service issues and distributor support; sales and service.
Through this site we are currently offering many mechanical and electrical replacement parts, with a goal to provide genuine OEM replacement parts at a competitive price for all new, re-manufactured or repair parts for your machine.
We have designed this site to also provide both interesting and helpful information for hundreds of components related to your Fadal machine. If you don't see it, call us because chances are we do have it.
We will be continually updating our site with articles for service help and also points of interest, so check back with us often.
Please don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or comments.
David M. de Caussin
One of the commonly ask questions - "What made Fadal so successful?"
The simple answer would be, "that many important things came together at the right time".
But the one most important contributing aspect was, the people!
Surprisingly, many today don't realize that the company was originally started by four people.
Francis, Adrian, David, And Larry - Francis de Caussin and his three sons.
Very typical of our average customer base: the family business.
In the beginning, Fadal Engineering, just as a typical machine shop, struggled to just survive the normal day-to-day business challenges. This gave Fadal a tremendous understanding for what their customers went through in their business. Appreciation for what it takes to make it in the Manufacturing Industry, but most of all compassion for their needs; their success is Fadal's success.
For example, we never looked at the service department as a means of profit; we were just glad we did not lose too much money in service at any given point in time. Our goal was to treat them fairly and do what ever possible to help make our customers be successful. Everything else would work out in the long run, which it did. Even with our employees, fairness was always the guideline.
After we starting building the machines, more generations of de Caussins joined in the effort and we eventually had four generations working together!
The company was really a compilation of employees, suppliers and distributors under the direction that together provided the absolute best customer relationships. Besides a good machine at a good price, it is the people that truly propelled the success. Very unique in a time when things like that were uncommon in the business world.