The bridge & vertical supports are a monolithic one-piece construction for maximum stiffness and accuracy. 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 linear guide way systems with recirculating roller linear bearings are provided for all primary movements in the X, Y & Z axes. Hardened and precision ball screws with anti-backlash ball nuts are provided for all primary movements of the X & Z axis. The Y-Axis is a dual drive, dual support, 2-channel system, using twin industrial grade, induction hardened, helical racks & pinions.
The vacuum table is made of torsion resistant cast steel, covered with a 30mm thick phenolic grid table top for the quick and easy mounting of work pieces via pods, clamps, spoil-boards, or holding fixtures. EIGHT (8) pneumatically controlled Pop-up pins, are included for Nested Based Manufacturing or individual part location.
The table is configured with four vacuum zones, which are m-code controlled. The vacuum zones are equipped with an electronic safety barrier & low vacuum sensor. This table & pump combination allows 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 Axis 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.
The Electronics are placed into a specially designed, covered, and sealed electronics drawer that is conveniently located underneath the machine base during operation. This space saving design eliminates many of the wires that would otherwise be stretched across your floor.