3D technology makes router 5x more productive

As a universal machining center, SCM’s model Morbidelli p200 router can lift work pieces to get the best use from the worktable dimensions and to work multiple parts with a single position. The Morbidelli p200 is a 2018 IWF Challengers Award recipient.

Unique on the market, the router is equipped with HE-POD technology. HE-PODs are what the company says adds the third dimension to the machine’s 3D worktable and with this technology, the Morbidelli p200 is five times more productive than other routers.

The Morbidelli p200 can machine any type of edge in any situation according to the company. With five independent and interpolating axes with continuous 360 degree rotation, SCM says there are no limits to the shapes that can be machined. A numerical control Z axis allows for adjustment of the lower projection of the edge in relation to the work table in order to center it in relation to the panel.

With Maestro Edge software, which optimizes all the machining phases and guarantees maximum productivity levels, it can handle the application of plastic and wood edges, as well as soft-forming machining operations. The edge banding unit can process edges up to 80 mm thick and when there are different thicknesses on the same panel, the edge feed system automatically adjusts. The edge storage can hold up to 12 different edges.

It features a new gluing unit, which applies the glue directly on the edge, and an exclusive glue roller with an integrated heating element to guarantee gluing uniformity in any condition. It also features high-performance drilling heads with RO.AX (Rotoaxial spindle technology) spindles and a rotation speed of up to 8000 rpm. Another feature is the machine’s JQX (Just Quality eXtreme) five-axis direct-driven spindle head which eliminates vibration.

With the company’s ProSpace solution, it can optimize the space within a factory. With 18 tool holders installed directly on the machine, the company says tool replacements no longer affect machining times leading to a 20 percent decrease in production costs. Also, the absence of perimetral protections allows the work table to be accessed from all sides of the machine.


Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Profile picture for user angelkipfer
About the author
Angeleen Kipfer

Angel Kipfer is an editorial intern at the Woodworking Network.