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An important development to AXYZ Automation Group’s entry into the waterjet cutting technology sector has been the launch of the new A-Series of WARDJet machines and in particular the A-0612 model. This is a smaller and more compact version of the larger-format X-Series, sharing similar design and performance characteristics but at a lower cost in order to meet a market requirement for which hitherto there were limited options.

With a 213 x 124cm footprint, the A-0612 will fit perfectly into the workflow of any small engineering shop or machining centre to process materials as diverse as stainless steel, cast and wrought iron, various alloys such as brass and bronze, marble, stone, glass and fibreglass and solid and composite rubber formulations. These materials are used for an equally diverse range of industries, including the aerospace, automotive, metal and glass fabrication, plating/finishing and electric/electronics sectors for which waterjet cutting is the most appropriate CNC machining solution.

A key attribute of the A-0612 is that whilst similarly positioned waterjet machines operate at pressures ranging from 30,000 to 45,000psi, the A-0612 will operate at 60,000psi. This equals the performance of a full-size waterjet but at a lower cost and enables the processing of a similarly wide range of materials within the same timeframe. Furthermore, in being able to operate at this higher pressure the amount of abrasive needed for the cutting process is commensurately lower, thereby further reducing installation and ongoing operating costs for machine owners.

As with the larger WARDJet  systems, the A-0612 features a lightweight, robust and rigidly constructed modular solid steel frame gantry to accommodate more vigorous machine operation. It also incorporates multiple cutting tool heads, an industrial-grade rack and pinion drive system for optimum cutting accuracy and the elimination of problems frequently encountered with lower cost and lower performance belt-driven machines and an optional water level control system and cutting table enclosure. These drastically reduce splashback to assist water conservation, in addition to lowering noise levels in the workplace and thus further enhancing the environmental credentials of the A-0612.

In common with other WARDJet machines, the A-0612 is supported by the proprietary and dedicated Move motion control software. Machine owners also have ongoing access to the AXYZ Automation Group’s team of specialist engineers.

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Acrylic is fast becoming the number one choice to replace glass in the sign and graphics industry.  For one, it’s stronger, more robust, and lighter, making it the ideal solution for commercial use. Equally important, is its cost. Acrylic helps you save money, so you can allocate extra funds to other areas that facilitates business growth. But what about those edge finishes? Without a versatile router like the Infinite, you might end up with edges that look sloppy and unprofessional. If you’re in the business of making Point of Purchase (POP) displays, this will either make or break the effectiveness of your presentation. Take a look at any POP display in a high-end retail store and you’ll notice how smooth those edges are. To get that same polished cut, you’re going to have to invest in a CNC router. Not only will your acrylic edges be more polished, but unnecessary steps like sanding and using a flame polisher are eliminated. This saves time, improves production efficiency and guarantees a quality finish every time.

3 FEATURES FOR QUALITY EDGE FINISHES

A strong machine is a key starting point to successfully create your POP display. When we redesigned the Infinite Router, we made it more versatile than its ever been before. This makes acrylic easier to cut, get clean edges and produces higher volumes. Other factors include:

  1. A strong, rigid base – The Infinite is a heavy-duty router that allows you to couple a strong base with a stiff, solid gantry. A strong structure supports quality edge finishing, offering a robust and reliable unit while helping to minimize vibration and movement.
  2. Helical rack systems and servo drive motors – Both help to deliver smooth movement and greater accuracy. As a result, vibration is kept to a minimum. The Infinite can cut at a higher speed, producing higher volumes without losing quality.
  3. A competent vacuum hold-down system – The vacuum hold down ensures material stays in the correct place throughout the cutting process. Even the slightest material movement can put the software program, spindle and material out of sync, invariably ruining the acrylic piece completely.

SELECTING THE RIGHT TOOLS

Choosing the right tools and accessories will have a huge impact on the quality of your edge, and the overall look of your POP display. When choosing collets and router bits, keep the following tips in mind:

COLLETS

  1. Choose the right type of collet to fit your spindle. Collets come in all shapes and sizes, so buy one that best suits your machine or you’ll end up with poor quality cutting. Visit the collets selection in cncshop.com for specific dimensions and spindle types.
  2. Change the collets regularly. After 3 to 6 months of use, they won’t hold a router bit as straight and true as when they were new. This will also help to prolong tool life.
  3. Match the collet shank with the tool shank diameter. Manufacturers often quote sizes in metric and imperial, so make sure you read the data correctly to avoid mistakes.

ROUTER BITS

  1. Determine what kind of flute you need (i.e., single, twin or triple flue), as there is an enormous choice of CNC Router tooling available. Selecting the right tool for the job can make the difference between a perfectly smooth and clean cut, or something that looks like it’s been hacked out with a saw. Read our past technical tip, “The difference between Upcut and Downcut CNC Router Bits
  2. Use a high-quality router bit when machining acrylic. An upward spiral, single flute geometry usually gives best results. The upward geometry provides a smooth and consistent finish and ensures optimal chip extraction.
  3. For best cut quality, always choose a tool with the shortest flute length that will cut through your material. This helps to reduce cutter deflection and chatter.

Use the Infinite to transform your POP displays into ones that stand out from the competition. It’s the only router you’ll need to handle one of the most challenging jobs with optimal performance and precision.

QUESTIONS?

If you need further information, call your local Customer Care Team, fill out our online contact form or browse through CNCShop.com for all your tooling needs.  Don’t forget to take advantage of our latest promotion!

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Getting your business to new levels of exponential growth is always easier with products that adapt as quickly to change as you do. When panel builders start shopping around for an innovative CNC machine they can trust, the PANELBuilder solution meets expectations every time. Our solid understanding of the ins and outs of panel fabrication took 30 years in the making. An integral part of this process was the ability to capture customer feedback. Whether it’s discussing the latest technology at a CNC Expo or chatting through a remote viewing session, when you talk, we listen. And then we take your ideas and transform them into the tools you need to create panels that stand out from the competition. This is how we improved the latest software release for the new PANELBuilder machine. Now, it’s easier than ever to integrate the solution with authoring software like CAD/CAM systems, incorporating all the functionally you need for one-off or high-volume panel production. Importing spreadsheet data is faster than it’s ever been before, creating hundreds or even thousands of panels in mere seconds. Just a few examples of how the PANELBuilder software can facilitate your company’s progress in panel production, operator efficiency and opportunities for expansion.

SOFTWARE INCLUDES NEW FEATURES TO OPTIMIZE SUCCESS

Our latest software package includes all the features you need to maximize your success in a thriving, competitive marketplace. This includes benefits like:

  • Flexibility to assign a variety of extrusion types to your panels, making them unique to your business.
  • Easier integration of CAD systems for flexible nesting, automation and machine programing functionality
  • Simpler, faster way to import data from a spreadsheet including information like panel type, dimensions, material, grain direction.
  • More efficient method of automatically importing/separating panel drawing within one DXF file.
  • Ability to cut a variety of materials with new templates, like ACM/MCM, High Pressure Laminates and Fibre Cement Boards, increasing overall panel production.
  • Simpler process for removing and disposing scrap material with a new function that makes your machine cut scrap into smaller pieces.
  • Enhancements to the Tool Library to more easily define and save the tools you use regularly for easier access and organization of your tool inventory.
  • Option to set cutting order automatically or manually according to your exact specifications to optimize results.
  • Easier tracking of damaged panels using the PANELTracker, used together with the Automated Label Printer for fast printing and applying labels using bar code technology. Read all about the PANELTracker and its benefits in one of our past blogs, “PANELTracker Simplifies Panel Tracking Process”.

ONE PROCESS, ONE SOLUTION

Being recognized as the World’s Leading Panel Fabrication System is just as much your success story as it is ours. This is a collaboration we’re committed to strengthening, so you can continue to reap the rewards of a system you can trust. Not just about the machine or easy-to-use software. It’s not even about the superior selection of tools that enhance your cutting options. But together, a formidable force that creates the only all-in-one solution you need, according to your exact specifications.

VIDEO:

Watch this clip from our video library to get a good grasp of how the PANELBuilder software works.

QUESTIONS?

Let’s continue the conversation! Contact a Sales Rep for more information about the software or any other component of the PANELBuilder solution.  For parts and accessories, visit CNCShop.com and take advantage of our latest promotion.

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The Infinite Router excels at meeting the unique needs of different industries. From plastics, to rubber, to woodworking – its versatility allows for high precision cutting in a variety of applications. The Marine Industry in particular has achieved a high level of success with the Infinite’s multi-functional capacity.  Whether it’s intricate designs for boat furniture or precision foam cutting, no job is too small or too big for the Infinite.

WHY BOAT BUILDERS CHOOSE THE INFINITE

The boat building industry has been increasing in popularity for many years, especially in the manufacturing of recreational boats. Due to the variety of sizes in sheet material, using a CNC router that’s appropriately sized, makes it easier to load and cut, all in one process.

                                                              

Here are some other benefits:

  1. A VARIETY OF PROCESS AREAS & OPTIONS – There’s no limit to the size of the material you can cut or available options to choose from. With process areas up to 3251mm (128″) wide and over 15.24m (50ft) long, there’s always a solution to suit your exact application requirements and budget. For cutting with high precision and accuracy, popular options include:
  • High Speed Spindle – Increase boat building production and efficiency, and lower costs with a spindle from manufacturers like ELTE or HSD. Choose from a choice of manual, semi or fully automatic tool change and high-speed options for specialist applications.
  • Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) – Minimize tool change time without any manual effort. This automatic tool changer carousel mounts on the gantry, containing, 7, 21 or even 33 tool stations.
  • Oscillating Knife – The perfect tool for cutting flexible materials, like the variety of foam you’d use for boat cushions or seating. The sawing action of the oscillating knife allows it to slice through these materials with ease, delivering clean cut edges without fraying.
  1. BUILT TO LAST – With over 25 years of experience, we’ve developed a robust, heavy-duty machine boat builders can rely on. Its new design makes it easier for service, created from the redesigned welded carriage that ensures sturdiness and a sleeker aesthetic. A new dust extraction system reduces clogging and makes it easier to use longer tables.

High Speed Spindle

Automatic Tool Changer

Oscillating Knife

WHAT MATERIALS CAN I CUT?

The Infinite cuts a diverse range of materials with high end finishes that boat companies have come to expect from an AXYZ machine.  Some of these include:

  1. FOAM – EVA foam (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate), Polyethylene (PE) or Polyurethane (PU) used primarily for boat floors or cushions.
  2. ALUMINUM/NON-FERROUS METALS – Specific types like aluminum plates (5052 grade) used in boat fixtures and structural parts.
  3. WOOD – Plywood and melamine used for cabinets and furniture.

PE/EVA Foam

Aluminum Fabrication

Wood

These are just a few examples; the Infinite has the capacity to do more.  With so many elements to choose from, your boat will be as unique as the parts you’re cutting. With the Infinite, the possibilities are endless!

LOCAL SERVICE AND SUPPORT

For more information, call your local sales team. Enquire about various configurations, service packages or sign up for a remote viewing training session at a time that’s convenient for you.

For parts and accessories, visit CNCShop.com and check out our latest promotion.

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Do you keep track of your ACM panels by marking them with a sharpie or manually affixing labels? Or perhaps you’re using costly inventory software that’s not integrating well with your PANELBuilder machine? If this is your struggle, then you need the PANELTracker Management System, part of the latest PANELBuilder solution. It’s simple to use and quickly keeps tracks of all your panels as they move from one stage of production to another. If saving time and money is important to you, then the PANELTracker system is the only project management tool you’ll ever need.


AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION

The PANELTracker comes bundled with the PANELBuilder software that is included with the latest PANELBuilder CNC machine. In order to use it, you’ll need:

  • Windows 7 PC (or higher)
  • PANELBuilder Software Upgrades
  • 2D Barcode Reader
  • Automated Label Printer

PANELBuilder Version 19

2D Barcode Scanner

Automated Label Printer


HOW IT WORKS

The PANELTracker works in conjunction with the PANELBuilder software, designed for two types of users:

1. Project Manager, who creates the projects.

2. General User/Operator, who scans the panels.

The system involves 4 key processes:

1.Projection Creation

The Project Manager creates the project using the PANELBuilder software. This is where the panel shapes are designed and cut, according to customer specifications. Once this is complete, the data file is exported into the PANELTracker system.

2. Cut

The Operator uses the RPD file in PANELTracker to cut the panels on the AXYZ CNC Router. Then, the panels are scanned and marked as “cut” in the system, and the file is updated.

3. Fabricate

Once the panels are cut, the Operator will add extrusions to the panels. The panels are scanned again and marked as “fabricate” in the system. The file is updated with this new information.

4. Package/Ship

Finally, the Operator will prepare the panels for shipping. Panels are scanned, the file is updated and the panels are now identified as ‘packed”.   On the day of pickup, the Operator will generate a packing slip for the packing crate, where the panels are stored. The PANELTracker updates the status of the crates as “shipped”.

Done! From production to packaging and finally shipping – keeping track of individual panels has never been easier!

ADDED BONUS

At any point in the process, you can scan a damaged or defective panel. This will:

1. Send an email to the Project Manager with the details of the damaged panel. This also identifies where the damage occurred in the 4-step process.

2. Send the single part .NC file, so the panel can be easily reproduced.

The PANELTracker simplifies the panel tracking process for all PANELBuilder customers. It’s an automated solution that is as cost effective as it is production efficient. Exclusive to AXYZ – there’s no other inventory tracking system like it.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Contact a Sales Rep to ask questions about PANELTracker or any other feature of the new PANELBuilder. For parts and accessories, visit CNCShop.com and take advantage of our latest promotion.

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As demands for plastic products continue to increase, businesses are turning to manufacturing automation to help them thrive in a competitive marketplace. CNC machines play a huge role in this strategy, effectively broadening a shop’s capabilities and reducing times for completing projects. If you’re a plastic fabricator looking for a robust machine that can cut parts quickly, the new Infinite Router is hard to beat. As the latest addition to the AXYZ product line, the Infinite is the new go-to router that maximises growth as it increases productivity levels.  In today’s plastic fabrication market, you can’t have one without the other.

A ROUTER YOU CAN RELY ON

You may have heard that AXYZ makes routers that are highly customisable, but did you know that the chances of the Infinite breaking down are extremely low? The reason for this is simple. We’ve used our 25 plus years’ experience to redesign the machine from the ground up, maximising the benefits that will help you get the most out of your machine. Some of these include:

  • A strong structure to support the most demanding processes, resulting from the new heavy-duty base, gantry legs and optional body kit.
  • Easier access for service, created from the redesigned welded carriage that ensures sturdiness and a sleeker aesthetic.
  • A reduction in clogging and ability to use longer tables, due to the new dust extraction system.
  • Improvements with cut finishes and longer tool bit life, resulting from the new Unist mister with fixed copper wands.

OPTIONS MAKE IT VERSATILE

There’s nothing worse than seeing your material fly off the table due to a faulty hold-down system. When you use optional Auto Vacuum Zoning, smaller plastic parts are held securely in place, making it easier to cut them with greater precision.

If automation is important to you, consider the Automatic Tool Changer (ATC), an option that automatically selects the correct tool according to how its been programmed in the software.  This saves valuable time by cutting out the manual effort normally used for this function, allowing the job to be finished as quickly as possible.  If this is an option you’re thinking about for the future, your machine must be “ATC ready”. This means that the gantry should have enough space at the end to install the carousel, making the gantry asymmetrical in appearance.

Whether you’re machining materials like acrylic, Lexan or PVC or creating products for retail, point of sale or signage, the Infinite Router is versatile enough to quickly cut all types of plastics, delivering a clean, polished cut edge every time.

VIDEOS:

Sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. We’ve posted a multitude of videos on our website that highlight various routers and options in action. Watch how zones are activated and deactivated with Auto Vacuum Zoning or check out how the ATC loads tools automatically without the manual use of an operator.

QUESTIONS?

Contact a member of the  AXYZ Sales Team and start discussing the possibilities today. For CNC router tooling and accessories, visit CNCShop.com and take advantage of AXYZ’s latest promotion.

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They say “timing is everything” for a good reason. Missing out on profitable business opportunities is something you want to avoid or you’ll live to regret it for a long time. This holds especially true for fabricators of exterior panels. According to a recent study, the global cladding industry is expected to increase to $111 billion by 2025, boosted by the insurgence of using lightweight materials for energy cost savings and programs like LEED certification.  So, if you’re not already manufacturing exterior panels, you might want to start considering it. In a growing market like the cladding industry, there is a great amount of opportunity in panel fabrication. Where to start? Consider the new AXYZ PANELBuilder – an all-in-one solution for emerging business in the cladding industry across the globe. Combined with easy-to-use software, the PANELBuilder will catapult your business into exciting new territories, increasing productivity and ultimately, the bottom line.

REDESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL PROCESSING

The new PANELBuilder looks different, but delivers the same quality functionality. Designed specifically for processing large volumes of ACM/MCM/HPL and Fibre Cement Board sheets in the fastest, most efficient way possible, the PANELBuilder can be configured to suit your exact needs. Choose process areas from:

  1. 1,842mm x 5,486mm (72” x 216”) – Standard configuration for basic panel fabrication.
  2. 1,842mm x 10,363mm (72” x 408”) – Higher throughput achieved with a pendulum processing system.
  3. 2,133mm x 5,486mm (84” x 216”) – Ideal for fabricators of high-pressure laminates.

EXCLUSIVE EASY-TO-USE SOFTWARE

Integrated with the redesigned PANELBuilder solution is the new PANELTracker Management System. Outfitted with the Automated Label Printer (ALP), the printer quickly labels and identifies individual panels as they are machined by printing 1D or 2D Data Matrix Codes, as well as standard text, directly on the material. This eliminates valuable time wasted on manually writing product codes or misidentifying panels as they move through manufacturing. By reducing inefficient processes like these, production costs are lower.  Labels are then printed or engraved on the panel and the system even supports barcode labelling.

Existing CAD users will be happy to learn that PANELBuilder software incorporates easy-to-use CAD/CAM software allowing flexible nesting, automation and machine programming functionality. Combine this with the optional Cordless Barcode Reader, and you’ve got an all-in-one solution specifically designed for the panel fabrication industry.

PANELBuilder Options & Features:

Automated Label Printer

Cordless Barcode Reader

Sample Label


INCREASING EFFICIENCY MINIMIZES CARBON FOOTPRINT

Equally as important and time-sensitive is PANELBuilder’s ability to improve production efficiency through eco-friendly initiatives. If reducing your carbon footprint is a priority, you’ll appreciate how it automatically stores leftover sheet remnants that you can use for future jobs, or automatically cuts extra copies of commonly used parts in any leftover areas of a sheet, as ‘filler parts”.  This makes it a more cost-efficient process as it decreases the cost per panel. It also maintains a library of standard material types and sizes, automatically updated globally as well as on a project basis. This ensures you always have the right types and quantities of material available at all times.With its redesigned aesthetic, enhanced options and same high-quality performance, the newly designed PANELBuilder continues to be the number one solution for panel fabricators everywhere.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For questions about the PANELBuilder, contact a member of your Local Customer Care Team or fill out our online contact form.

For PANELBuilder accessories and options, visit CNCshop.com and check out our latest promotion.

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When looking for a CNC Router, do you worry about over-spending or adding too many features, or worse, not enough? Whether it’s “less is more” or “the more, the merrier” you don’t want to make a decision that’s going to impede on the success of your business or decrease productivity levels. Take the time to really think about what you want, for immediate planning and long-term goals. With a clear vision in mind, you’ll know the difference between a machine that will fail to deliver with one that meets your every expectation.  A solution that escorts you to the future of CNC machining and opens the door to endless possibilities. If this is where you’re at, then meet the new AXYZ Infinite, the router that continues where the AXYZ Series left off. It’s a machine that uses cutting edge technology incorporated with the same reliability and robustness that AXYZ products are known for. This is why we’re calling it Our Best Router Yet. It took years of development and research to get us here, but in the end, we’re sure you’ll agree that it was well worth it.

NEW LOOK AND FEEL, SAME QUALITY AND DURABILITY

We’ve spent the past 30 years manufacturing solutions that cater to professionals in a variety of industries. Whether it’s metal, plastic or woodworking fabrication or signs, graphics or packaging applications, the Infinite easily handle the most challenging jobs. Built in North America using the latest technology, we’ve redesigned the machine from the ground up, making it the most configurable CNC router solution in the market. Check out the available options that will help expand your business and creative drive, in areas like configuration, cutting, registration, vacuum hold down and dust extraction capabilities.

Choose from a variety of options:

AVS Camera System

Perimeter Switch Mats

The Infinite CNC router is available in a wide variety of standard and custom sizes. With process areas up to 711mm (28″) to 3251mm (128″) wide and 1219mm (48”) to over 15.24m (50ft long), there’s always a solution to suit your exact application requirements and budget.

The Infinite also comes with:

  • A new modern, industrial design, factoring ease of use and servicing.
  • Heavy-duty frame with a robust structure for high performance and high part-finish.
  • Factory direct sales and custom configuration to suit your needs.
  • Industry exclusive “Live Vacuum Deck” technology – automatic vacuum zone switching follows the cutting tool for optimal holding power.

The Infinite welcomes you to a new generation of CNC routers, designed to meet your needs for today and the future. It’s our best router with endless possibilities to give you the competitive edge you need to succeed and flourish for many years to come.

Need more info? 

Get in touch with us and start discussing the possibilities. A member of our Sales Team will be happy to discuss your requirements and find the best CNC Router for your business and unique application.

For CNC router tooling and accessories, visit CNCShop.com and take advantage of our latest promotion.

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The Sign and Graphics industry is advancing rapidly. According to the International Sign Association’s 2019 State of the Industry Report, this relates to an increase from nearly US$8.4 billion in 2017 to nearly US$10.6 billion in 2023.  Wouldn’t you love a piece of that? It’s possible. If you already added a UV printer to your inventory, then you’re headed in the right direction.  But what about those edges? If you’re still fiddling around with your material, running back and forth from one end of the machine to the other just to make sure your printed images are lining up properly, then you may need some extra help. Time to consider the AXYZ Vision System, a high performing, low cost option that’s going to make your life easier. With a simple camera mounted on the head of the machine and the use of registration marks, your printed images will align evenly along the cutting path without any extra effort from you.  This saves time, money, frustration and helps you achieve a level of detail you never thought possible – an important factor that gives you a competitive edge in a booming industry.

MORE OPTIONS HIGHER QUALITY

The AVS is compatible with a variety of cutting tools such as routers, oscillating knives, tangential knives and even vinyl drag knife tools.  This makes it easy to cut virtually any printed material including card, vinyl, rubber, foam, aluminium, wood, acrylic and lots more, opening up many new markets and opportunities for business expansion.

Using the AVS is very easy – you just have to include registration marks in your print file and then on the machine.  The camera will use these to adjust the program to cut in exactly the right place.

To learn more about the AVS and how to optimise the accuracy and performance of the system, read Top Tips for Using the AXYZ Vision System.

DOUBLE-SIDED CUTTING

Did you know you can set up the AVS system to perform two-sided cutting? Through the use of registration marks, correctly using the software and applying a fixed datum position, you can flip the material over and cut on the backside easily and efficiently.  For specific instructions, read our previous blog, Using AVS for Double-Sided Cutting.

LOWER COSTS HIGHER OUTPUT

We take our commitment to providing you with the best that CNC machines have to offer very seriously.  Aligned with our renewed focus in manufacturing automation and recent rebranding, we’re keeping the AVS as affordable as possible.  We hope this makes you want to take advantage of the supreme flexibility you’ll find with an AXYZ machine, and ultimately benefit from reduced waste, increased accuracy and higher output.

Existing AXYZ machine users will be pleased to hear that the AVS can be easily retro-fitted to older machines. The cost for retro-fitting depends on the age and configuration of the machine.

VIDEOS

The AVS is compatible with all AXYZ machines. In this video, you’ll see how the Trident uses the AVS to cut through ACM.  It also integrates nicely with a variety of our knife and routing tools. Here’s a clip of the AVS system cutting 3mm Forex with a knife and 4mm ACM with a router.

QUESTIONS?

Call your local Customer Care Team for more information or browse through CNCShop.com for AVS cameras and accessories. Don’t forget to take advantage of our latest promotion!

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If you’re thinking about automating parts of your business, but don’t know where to start, consider your current tool selection process. Pausing your job manually to change your tool wastes a lot of time that could be better spent on something else, like expanding your product line or making new sales, for example. All things possible with an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) – the perfect solution for increasing the productivity of your CNC Router.

REASONS TO AUTOMATE

There’s been a lot of interest in business automation lately, and many entrepreneurs are willing to share ideas to help you get started (Read: 12 Ways to Automate Your Business and Boost Efficiency). As part of our rebranding campaign, we renewed our focus in manufacturing automation to help you improve your business capabilities and reach higher profit margins. This is an integral part of our commitment to you that promises continued delivery of high-quality products and service. The ATC is a perfect example of this.  Its recent redesign added extra options for 10 and 14 station units to give more choice over the initial 7 and 21 station systems that were sometimes too small or too large.  More tool selection means more opportunities for cutting strategies, and this helps keep those creative juices flowing.

Other benefits:

  • Reduces total production time and makes processes more efficient.
  • It’s safer, as it eliminates the need for staff to change the tools directly.
  • Less risk of loss or damage to tools when manually changing them
  • Easier to use heavy and large multi-tools.

HOW IT WORKS

To set the system up with new tools a single function on the AXYZ SMARTConsole is used to tell the system to pick up each tool and automatically calibrate them on the tool length sensor, conveniently located directly on the carousel unit itself. Once this operation is complete, you’re all set and ready to start machining.  No operator involvement is required, and the system automatically selects the correct tool according to those defined in the program and finishes the job as quickly as possible.

The Automatic Tool Changer is compatible with all quick-release, high power routing spindles. As one of our most popular configuration options, the Automatic Tool Changer is compatible with all AXYZPacerTrident, and PANELBuilder CNC machines.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT

Before you can place an order, you need to make sure that your CNC Router is ATC ready. If you’re not sure, take a look at the gantry.  It should have enough space at the end to install the carousel, which will make the gantry asymmetrical in appearance. If that’s the case, then you’re all set to go!

VIDEO

Here’s a video of the Automatic Tool Changer in action – the perfect solution to increasing productivity on your CNC Router.

READY TO PURCHASE?

Call your Local Customer Care Team today or use this online contact form to give us your specific requirements. If you’re looking for parts and accessories, visit CNCshop.com and check out our latest promotion.

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