Gantry and Tool Configuration Options for an AXYZ CNC Router

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A range of gantry and tool configuration options for an AXYZ CNC Router, highlights include Automatic Toolchanger, Helical Rack and Pinions and Auto Greasing.

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ATC - Automatic Tool Changer

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The AXYZ 7G, 21G and 33G automatic tool changer systems provide an easy and convenient method of running jobs requiring multiple routing tools. Combined with an HSD quick release spindle, and using a seven, twenty-one or thirty three position automatic carousel, the ATC system is the fastest method of changing tools on a regular basis and will deliver a dramatic improvement in throughput capacity when processing multiple tool operations.

 


Helical Rack and Pinions

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The helical rack and pinion system is designed to provide superior high speed performance delivering greater accuracy, smoother cutting and quieter running. The helical pinions would normally be driven by the optional high performance servo motors through precision planetary gearboxes, resulting in a very rigid and powerful drive system suitable for use in all high precision and demanding applications.

 


Auto Greasing Racks

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Designed to make machine greasing easier and more reliable, without relying on the operator or maintenance team for this important maintenance procedure. By applying a consistent pre-measured amount of grease to the rack from one of seven set delivery levels, the auto greasing option keeps machine racks in optimum condition and mitigate system downtime due to failed pinions resulting from under greasing. Automatic regular greasing of the correct amount offers operators peace of mind and ensures machine longevity. 

The Auto Greasing Racks Option is available with or without a High Performance Machine Option. This enables the machine to run up to 2,000ipm, to deliver shorter job cycle times and greater throughput.


Direct Drive Servo Motors

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The AXYZ Servo drives deliver high speed and high torque using a precision direct drive planetary gearhead transmission. For high volume applications where cycle times need to be kept to a minimum the servo drives can help to boost productivity. Available on all axes or X and Y only as required.

 

 

 


Multiple Tools

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Faster and more flexible production is as easy as choosing a single, double or even triple head carriage for multiple tasking operations.

This tooling configuration is popular for applications that typically require only two or three tooling processes. Rout, profile, trim and drill in a seamless sequence.

 

 

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Multiple Carriages

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To improve efficiency, multiple carriages can be mounted on one gantry to allow you to run multiple versions of the same job. Each carriage is independently driven to maintain part accuracy. For larger applications requiring full process width of a single carriage, the second carriage can conveniently be parked at the end of the gantry. Both carriages may be configured with automatic tool changer carousels.

 

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Long Stroke Carriage

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A carriage with extended stroke is available which works in conjunction with the extended height gantry. This allows you to machine thin materials with short tools but also process thicker materials with long reach tools. A popular option for applications such as mould making and three dimensional carving.

 

 


Extended Gantry Height

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The standard gantry clearance is 150mm for all AXYZ Series machines. For applications that need a deeper throat clearance such as mould making or three dimensional carving, extended clearances are available. Extended clearances are available at 200mm, 250mm, and 300mm. Other heights are available upon request. Speak to your AXYZ technical sales person for more information.

 


Extended Gantry Length

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Extended Gantry lengths allow for full processing width when utilising wider carriages that accommodate multiple tools. Extended gantries can also be utilised for custom cutting solutions where "off-the-table" material processing is required.

 

 

 


Heavy Duty Steel Gantry

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Aluminium gantries provide an ideal balance of strength to mass for most cutting applications however for situations that benefit from the greater mass of a steel gantry, our heavy duty steel gantries are available for any AXYZ Series machine.

 

 

 


Multiple Gantries

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Multiple Gantries on a single machine bed offer the user flexibility in machine use. Run different operations at either end of the machine, or park one gantry for large job processing over virtually the entire machine length.