Computer numerical controlled (CNC) technology continues to gain ground in surface fabrication shops and the technology continues to advance. Many shops rely heavily on this equipment because of its accuracy, repeatability and consistency and there are many manufacturers and distributors of CNC equipment. The number of companies offering this powerful equipment continues to grow, and just knowing what is available can be a challenge. So, we've contacted numerous companies in an effort to give you a taste of what is available on the market today.
Biesse America is proud to introduce into the North American market the new ROVER C 9.65 ATS Machine. Rover C 9.65 ATS has the new 5-axis head featuring "double power" technology, allowing higher horsepower in a reduced frame. The 5-axis head is also a faster, more reliable and flexible alternative for customers using large and expensive aggregates. Extremely fast, powerful and precise, ROVER C represents the top of the line by meeting the highest expectations of the furniture industry as well as plastics and nonferrous materials. Please circle 75 on Reader Response card.
Continuous Production Modules (CPM), a customized high production system configuration from CMS/Brembana, is a single production line, integrated and fully automatic consisting of various modules to achieve high production with minimal manpower. Continuous production involves a line process for cutting, shaping and finishing. This line works with the full integration of software and hardware. The CPM can be configured with both manual and/or automatic conveyors for movement of the materials. Material handling system includes: shuttle car, motorized conveyors, loading and unloading vacuum arm, undercut blade for steel rod grooves, flip tables, and Photo and Slab System (PaSS). Additional modules can be added and arranged in a variety of setups, depending on the customer's production needs, budget and availability of floor space. Please circle 76 on Reader Response card.
Thibaut's T818 M low-wall CNC center, distributed by EuroStone, was designed with versatility in mind. The T818 is a monobloc unit which gives easy access to the walk-around table which, because of its low height, can also be loaded with a fork-lift. When used as part of a "flow through" system, such as THIBAUT's "T.O.P.S." continuous production line, slabs are transferred from the saw (which also has open ends), to an optional slab flipper for working face down, to the T818's prep table (where the vacuum pods are set up) and then to the working table. Thus the setup can be done while the machine is completing a job. Please circle 77 on Reader Response card.
FactoryNew.com expands its CAM-WOOD Line with the FT 409 flat table machining center, offering useful options for the surface fabrication industry from Exfactory. Standard features: full 4 ft. by 9 ft. processing area with "bridge" type carriage support, 12-tool ATC, 16-spindle boring head, MASTERCabinet and MASTERNest software, and COMPAQ "Desktop-Pro" personal computer. Please circle 78 on Reader Response card.
EZCNC introduces a new line of CNC routers for the solid surface fabricator. The fabricator's choice machine features a heavy tubular welded steel frame. The moving gantry design is powered by high-torque motors and rides on precision, four-row recirculating bearings and hardened rails. Standard packages include Columbo spindles and Republic vacuum pumps. All EZCNC systems feature EZCAM, a graphic machine control software that is user-friendly and requires no specialized training. Anyone in the shop can easily run parts. The machines are "turnkey" systems that include everything needed to start production. Please circle 79 on Reader Response card.
Fabricator's Choice, LLC offers the Löffler LBZ Twin Table CNC stone router systems custom-configured to your shop. Safe loading and unloading occur outside the work area on one table while the other processes with as little as 30 seconds changeover time. Löffler features high-quality ball rail systems, precision ball screws, digital servo drives for the X-, Y-, and Z-axis with fourth axis optional, 44 station tool racks, variable-speed electro-spindles, and automatic tilting spindles. The FC Series with FlexiCAM CNC router tables from Fabricator's Choice LLC were specially developed for solid surface, wood and laminate countertop production. Four models are available. Servo-driven with full networking capabilities, sturdy FC Series CNC routers give you the speed and accuracy required to compete in today's aggressive marketplace. FabChoice has made this equipment efficient and easy to use with your existing shop machinery and the new technologies emerging daily. Please circle 80 on Reader Response card.
The PRO-Master META table, from Holz-Her, is a combination matrix table and flat table with elevated pods. The base machine is a matrix table suitable for NBM machining. It can be quickly and easily converted into a flat table machine. The META system provides flexibility and expands the range of applications available from a single machine. Please circle 81 on Reader Response card.
The Prussiani Energia Plus CNC machine from IGE Solutions reduces downtime through various operations including the positioning of suction cups, cleaning of the table and loading and fixing of the pieces to be machined. Prussiani Engineering has many years of experience in the design and engineering of CNC workstations for the marble, granite and glass industries. Please circle 82 on Reader Response card.