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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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WADDELL Engineering recently purchased a Makino D300 vertical machining centre to minimise set-up times for its die machining processes.
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01/07/13 - WADDELL Engineering recently purchased a Makino D300 vertical machining centre to minimise set-up times for its die machining processes.
Increases in German machine-tool orders in Europe also point toward bolstered demand that could rebound to the IAE market.
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29/06/13 - The market for industrial automation equipment (IAE) is set to grow 6.2 percent this year to approximately US$170 billion.
ESPRIT also verifies the geometry of the finished part and the integrity of the machining operation.
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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.
The simple structure of air motor and pneumatic tools means they are more or less immune to dirt and humidity.
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26/06/13 - Motor size and power. RPM and continuous operation. For years, these engineers have had to compromise between these factors when choosing motors, but pneumatically driven turb
Outotec mill foundation
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12/06/13 - Grinding mill foundations need to be solid as a rock, Jeff Belke writes.
DR500 Series drill rig
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06/06/13 - Sandvik Mining threw open the doors to its customers at its Perth facility last month as the company celebrated the sale of its 100th DR500 series drill rig to Macmahon.
Krenn KBB-260 steel strapping cutter
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17/05/13 - Krenn KBB-260 steel strapping cutters, available from Stainelec Hydraulic Equipment are designed to cut steel strapping material in factory or on-site applications.
Krenn KHB-200 steel strapping cutter
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16/05/13 - Stainelec Hydraulic Equipment presents the Krenn KHB-200 steel strapping cutters designed to cut steel strapping material in factory or on-site applications.
Subito automatic drilling system
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14/05/13 - The Subito automatic drilling system available from Traxx Construction Products is designed for single or row drilling applications.
AUSTECH 2013
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14/05/13 - The AUSTECH 2013 trade show, organised by AMTIL drew to a successful close on Friday, 10 May.
ALLCORE 360° drill rig
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13/05/13 - ALLCORE 360° drill rigs from Traxx Construction Products combine the GAMMA wall saw system and the PICCOLO drill rig to provide a solution for any application where the equipm
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02/05/13 - ABB will be showcasing their plasma cutting robot in a live demo at the National Manufacturing Week 2013.

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