X & Y axes are constructed of massive, heavy duty welded steel construction with multiple reinforcements to increase strength and absorb vibration. Z-axis spindle carriage is a specially designed Meehanite casting for high strength and inherent vibration dampening characteristics with a pneumatic counterbalance system for smooth and accurate operation.
Hardened and precision STAR linear guide way systems with recirculating roller linear bearings are provided for all primary movements in the X, Y & Z axes. Hardened and precision ground ball screws with anti-backlash ball nuts are provided for all primary movements of the Z axis. The X-Axis is a dual drive, dual support, 2-channel system, using twin industrial grade, induction hardened, helical racks and pinions. The Y-Axis is also driven with this same lubricated helical rack & 100mm diameter pinion.
The vacuum table is made of torsion resistant cast steel, covered with a 30mm thick phenolic grid tabletop for the quick and easy mounting of work pieces via pods, clamps, spoil-boards, or holding fixtures. Includes Four (4) pneumatically controlled Pop-up pins for part location & two (2) pneumatically controlled Pop-Up GUIDE RAILS around the table perimeter for Nested Based Manufacturing.
The table is configured with four automatic vacuum zones, which are m-code controlled. The vacuum zones are equipped with an electronic safety barrier and low vacuum sensor. This table and pump combination will allow a wide range of flexibility in holding large & small work pieces. State-of-the-art closed loop FANUC AC digital servo motors are utilized on X, Y & Z axis.
Automatic oil lubrication is utilized for X & Y guide ways & ball screws. Centrally located grease fittings are utilized for end bearings and profiled linear guide ways. All guides are protected from dust and other contaminates by double sealed wipers. The operator control panel has a Handheld Pendant with separate Feed Rate & Rapid Rate Override. A dust collection hood with automatic damper system is provided for the router spindle, and pusher/sweeper system.