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5 Tips When Buying a CNC Router

1 Motor type: There are two main types of motor that are used in CNC router. A stepper motor is cost-effective and suitable for high-torque, low-medium velocity applications. Servo motors are designed for fast, high-torque applications.

2 Automatic Tool Changing System (ATC): If you are using more than one instrument, the ATC helps users change apparatuses easily, which reduces employment times and administrator slip.

3 Dust collection: The nemesis of any work station, some CNC routers can produce a lot of dust. You need a good vacuum system that will adequately meet your needs.

4 Software: The programming of your CNC router is important if you want the product to meet its precise configuration. Make sure you include updates when they are made available.

5 Drive system: ballscrew, rack and pinion and lead screw are the three main drive frameworks on a CNC router. While the ballscrew iteration is the more costly out of the three, it can handle big material sizes and yields better accuracy.
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Siemens and KUKA enter into partnership
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01/10/13 - The companies will focus on integrating KUKA robots and Siemens CNC solutions for loading machine tools.
Robert Folkerth, President of Shopsmith USA (l) and Peter Baker, Global CEO of Teknatool International examine the first DVR motors shipped to Shopsmith manufacturing.
20/09/13 - Teknatool's DVR Motor is a new breed of intelligent electric motors that thinks for itself and allows attached machinery to function in its most effective and productive manner.
Dormer product range
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13/08/13 - Dormer Tools completes 100 years in September.
Profile Cutting Systems @ NMW 2013
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09/08/13 - While at NMW 2013 Ferret.com.au visited the Profile Cutting Systems stand to find out more about the company's PCS-SR series CNC cutting machines.
Ronson Gears @ National Manufacturing Week 2013
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09/08/13 - In a busy week for Ronson Gears we catch up with Sales/Marketing Manager Gavin New to chat about the company and their win at the Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards.
Crushing and grinding agreement to 'end mill liner duopoly'
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09/08/13 - A new agreement has opened up Australia to more mining equipment.
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29/07/13 - The Blue Competence Special Show at the EMO Hannover 2013 will focus on the savings potential of energy efficient production technology in the industrial sector.
Remote diagnostics through hotlines or software solutions help to further minimise expensive downtime on the shopfloor
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26/07/13 - DMG MORI SEIKI Australia has set out to provide 360° solutions helping users to create the best possible environment for their machine tool.
Image: Earl Lechelle, Source: The Australian
16/07/13 - Timberlink Australia has won a grant to expand its timber processing in Tarpeena, South Australia.
Coretrack's drill rig case to drag to November
15/07/13 - Drilling technology company Coretrack’s legal battle is continuing more than a year after it began.
SMENCO plans to become a major distributor of Hypertherm handheld products and consumables
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05/07/13 - Australia’s leading distributor of welding equipment SMENCO is expanding its existing partnership with US company Hypertherm.
Waterview Connection's Tunnel Boring Machine
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05/07/13 - The biggest Tunnel Boring Machines ever to be used in Australasia and the 10th biggest in the world will soon go to New Zealand to help build Auckland’s Waterview Connection.

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