Driverless CNC cuts up to 50 sheets per cycle with just one operator
LAS VEGAS - CNC Factory’s new 2019 “driverless” Python XPR has been named one of 24 Visionary Award finalists. The AWFS Visionary New Product Awards recognize creativity and innovation and are evaluated on quality, production impact, practicality, innovation, and user-friendliness.
The driverless machine requires only one operator as it boasts automatic loading and unloading. It also features laser measuring for critically precise depth-cutting, hands-free robotic labeling and printing, a dual-layer high-flow vacuum system with on-screen controls, and a 12-tool rotary tool changer.
The company says that many of the new features for the 2019 Python XPR were inspired by the increase in human errors and added labor in preparing parts for post-production processes such as edgebanding, fastener inserting, and part labeling.
Designed for speed and profitability, the company says the Python XPR is fully loaded with the latest third-generation robotics, auto labeling, printing, and component marking. Since this machine sends cut parts directly to the conveyor, the operator never needs to touch the panels.
In addition, with just push a button, the machine can cut up to 50 sheets per cycle according to the company.
“The Python does all the thinking for the user,” says Chris Corrales, owner and director of operations of CNC Factory. “With these labor-saving and time-saving features, the 2019 Python XPR lets the operator push a button and collect the finished, labeled, and marked product.”
The 2019 Python XPR will be on display at the company’s AWFS booth #7414. Winners of the 2019 Visionary Awards will be announced at the AWFS Fair, which takes place July 17 – 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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