Power Automation America, Inc.

Houston,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: 741

Power Automation America, Inc. supplies a family of high-tech, PC-based CNC and Automation products with very competitive pricing. As a part of the publicly traded Power Automation AG, our CNC control technology is designed and manufactured in Germany. In addition to this, we offer items and services such as Panels, Handheld Pendants, and Engineering Services to create custom solutions. Delivering cost effective premier products for the machine tool & cutting machine industry is our goal.

PA controls are used with many types of machines such as Mills, Lathes, Grinders, Waterjet, Plasma, and Laser Cutting. Starting with low-cost entry systems with a browser-based HMI and integrated soft-PLC (IEC 61131-3), allows us to service the motion market as well. For cutting machines like Laser, Waterjet, or Plasma, we offer our PACut shape cutting software.

Power Automation America, Inc. offers everything you need, from simple machines to high-end systems in the Automation and CNC world.

 Press Releases

  • The user community of Fadal’s legacy VMC machines is grappling with challenges of creeping end of life technology, cost of ownership and competition from shops with state of the art equipment.  Although the iron itself remains viable, the 1980’s era card-based control system lacks the processing speed and flexibility to support current generation software. The high cost of maintenance, replacement cards (when available), downtime and reduced efficiency is pressuring many companies to sunset their Fadal equipment and ante up for new hardware. CNC replacement solutions, offering various degrees of modernization, are an alternative to complete machine replacement and have been available for some time. The complete cost of a retrofit involves purchasing a retrofit control, hardwire installation, operator training, possible rewriting of Fadal programs, and transition downtime. When total cost is weighted against the extended lifespan, retrofitting often doesn’t calculate to an attractive ROI. A new Fadal turn-key CNC replacement solution (PA FDL) based on emulation technology recently introduced by Power Automation (PA) brings another option to the table for the 30,000+ Fadal VMC community.

    Emulation Software Approach

    The PA FDL is an open architecture, software-based CNC. Using emulation technology, Power Automation’s PA FDL actually behaves like the legacy Fadal CNC. The panel layout and labeling has been created in same familiar style using an industrial quality 17-inch high resolution touch-screen with attached articulated keyboard. Operators can step up to a newly installed PA controller and confidently run the equipment exactly as they are accustomed. The PA FDL is capable of running existing Fadal programs (Format 1 and Format 2) without rewriting. Over and above the legacy functions, the PA FDL includes new advanced functions that bring the system current with industry standards, including MTConnect® interface and future Industry 4.0 requirements. The system integrates smoothly with modern manufacturing offices, contributing to shop floor efficiency.

    Back Online In A Day

    Installation of retrofit CNC’s sometimes require complicated re-wiring due to connector incompatibility resulting in engineering cost and lengthy production downtime. The plug-compatible design of the PA FDL eliminates these hurdles and fast-tracks installation. Installation requires no specialized skills or tools and typically takes 2-3 hours from start to finish. Less than a day of downtime is standard to complete the entire replacement.

    More Efficiency, Better Part Finish

    The most exciting feature of the PA Fadal turn-key CNC replacement solution is its ability to improve the machine’s efficiency and performance. The advanced software empowers the machine to move faster and with greater precision, producing smoother finishes with less wear and tear on the equipment. Fadal machines retrofitted with the PA FDL report high productivity gains.


  • Fadal Turn-Key CNC Replacement
    The Fadal Turn-Key CNC replacement includes an operator panel with a 17″ touch screen, sub panel with CNC control, stack light and keyboard assembly with mount and touch pad....

  • The PA FDL control has been designed as a fully compatible Fadal replacement. Emulation software replicates the functionality of your legacy Fadal control, while at the same time adding new and advanced features.

    Fadal Turn-Key CNC Replacement:
    • Installs in hours through plug compatible design
    • Runs existing Fadal programs (Format 1 and Format 2)
    • Behaves like a Legacy Fadal CNC
    • Improves performance and productivity
    • Comes with network connectivity as standard

    Download Brochure Fadal Turn-Key CNC Replacement
    Visit Website for more information www.powerautomation.info

  • PA 9000 Smart Touch Panel CNC
    High-performance CNC Control with passively cooled EtherCAT IPC with latest generation Turbo Boost Intel® i5™ CPU. It comes with an 21,5" HD touch-display and an operator console in different variants for milling and cutting applications....

  • High-performance CNC suitable for almost all kind of applications like Milling, Turning, Laser Cutting, Waterjet Cutting, Plasma Cutting, Oxy-Fuel Cutting


    • Brilliant and sharp 21,5” wide screen with 1920x1080 HD resolution
    • Precise multi-finger ProCap touch operation
    • Easy wiring to machine cabinet through VESA 100x100
    • Rugged industrial design
    • IP65 protection class on front side, IP54 on back side
    • User-friendly and blind operable machine control panel. Especially designed for milling and cutting machines and available in 4 variants: Mill right / Mill left / Cut right / Cut left
    • EtherCAT connected and ready-made hard-wired safety signals for easy wiring
    • Emergency stop, Start/stop and drive on/off buttons
    • Feed and spindle override and spindle control buttons (milling),
    • Feed knob and joystick for axis control (cutting)
    • 12 switches for custom-specific functions incl. predefined labelset
    • Integrated connector for optional handheld PA MPG100 and MPG100 PRO

    Download Brochure PA 9000 Smart Touch Panel CNC
    Visit Website for more information www.powerautomation.info

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