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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.
09/08/13 - A new agreement has opened up Australia to more mining equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16/07/13 - Timberlink Australia has won a grant to expand its timber processing in Tarpeena, South Australia.
15/07/13 - Drilling technology company Coretrack’s legal battle is continuing more than a year after it began.
05/07/13 - Australia’s leading distributor of welding equipment SMENCO is expanding its existing partnership with US company Hypertherm.
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.
01/07/13 - WADDELL Engineering recently purchased a Makino D300 vertical machining centre to minimise set-up times for its die machining processes.
29/06/13 - The market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is set to grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately US$170 billion.
28/06/13 - Prensas Schuler of Brazil has found a way to quickly write the computer numerical control (CNC) programs needed to produce press systems components, using macros and CAM.