General CNC introduces its new iRouter Ultimate Series, built by APE CNC. The iRouter Ultimate Series offers an affordable solution with simplicity of operation for a shop interested in automating, says General. Standard features include the APE CNC Roller Hold Down System, which uses two pneumatic cylinders to bring pressure on the workpiece using the rollers and Quick Tool Change, an alternative to automatic tool change that provides quick, easy manual tool changes. ArtCAM Express CAD Software offers full CAD functionality, plus the ability to convert standard raster graphics into machining toolpath along with more than 500 3D clipart images to allow users to incorporate 3D artwork into designs. Also included is the Nesting Module for more production oriented applications, says General. A four-hour training DVD is included. Other features include a Swing Arm Mounted Industrial CNC Control with 17” LCD Touch Screen; heavy duty 25mm Linear Square Guideway System, simplified Operations/User Interface ; 5 HP Tool Changing Spindle, with Variable Frequency Drive. The iRouter Ultimate Series has a positional accuracy of 0.004” and a cutting capacity of 49” by 97” by 6” and overall dimensions of 76” by 104” by 76”. Spindle speed is 12,000 – 24,000 RPM.
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