The Evolution Vertical CNC Machining Center has a patent-pending vacuum clamping system, by which it lifts and holds panels for vertical and horizontal drilling, saw cutting and routing without reclamping. Evolution has a maximum machining capacity of 3500 mm. by 920 mm. by 70 mm. It has five vertical and six horizontal drill spindles, a grooving saw, a 7.5 Hp router spindle, and six position automatic tool changer, offering full four-sided machining capability. The software uses parametric programming as well as a variety of macros to simplify programming. The Evolution also offers machining simulation, software controlled vacuum pod placement, as well as direct DXF/DWG import.
Representing Thermwood at WMS 2015 is CNC Automation in booth 2013. Thermwood offers the Cut Ready Cut Center, a push-button nesting CNC router preprogrammed with cabinet and furniture programs. You just select the item you want to produce, set sizing parameters, and the machine knows to cut the project. (It can be run as a conventional CNC machine, too.)
Felder will be showing its CNC routers as Felder Group CEO Ruan Du Toit explains. Felder Group Ontario will be in Booths 2431, 2437, and 2443.
On the software side, Thermwood says its smart-routers can run existing programs written for other brand machines (even if those programs contain codes specific to that machine). This means, with a Thermwood smart-router, you can use software configured for almost any machine and you can run programs you already have without reprogramming. Instead of using traditional CNC programs developed with software and a PC, Thermwood smart-routers can also use part information directly, and create the actual cutting programs within the machine itself.
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