Before anybody asks why we did not just buy the same brand of machine as our current one, let me say there is no reason. Just like i drive a Holden this year - next year i might change to a Ford.
The machines are due to arrive within a couple of weeks. I will post full reviews of each machine after we begin to use them.
The specifications of the 1500 x 3000 CNC Router -
Spindle 4.5 KW HSD ( manual tool change )
Rack and Pinion Transmission
Max Speed 35,000mm/Min
Max Cutting Speed 25,000mm/Min
DSP Control System
Chinese Watercooled Vacuum Pump
Oil Lubrication System
Z Zero Sensor.
The Oil Lubrication system really makes sense. Any problems with our current machine have been down to lack of lubrication by the operator. The MDF dust gathers on the rails and gets trapped in the blocks that travel on the rails, thus causing the gantry to shudder. The lubrication System should help to prevent this.
The Z Zero Sensor is located on the front of the machine away from the Spindle. I am told that it actually works.
The Watercooled Vacuum Pump is about a third of the price of the Becker
And i am told it sucks extremely well.
Next post - 1200 x 2400 machine
Some more pics -