MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- General CNC, which will display from booth 5020 of the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo (WMS 2013), Oct. 24-26 in Toronto, introduces the new iRouter Ultimate Series, built by APE CNC. The iRouter Ultimate Series features a line of sturdy machines built for production, designed for the operator that wants great value from their CNC.

The iRouter Ultimate Series is the perfect solution for a shop interested in automating their operation, but is concerned about finding an affordable solution without the complexity and expense of a fully automated CNC router, which is more difficult to learn and has a much higher overall cost of ownership. The iRouter Ultimate combines simplicity of operation with the best technical support in the industry. All built right here in North America.

Standard Features Include:

• Roller Hold Down System

The APE CNC roller hold down system utilizes two pneumatic cylinders to bring pressure on the workpiece using the rollers. This feature is perfect for a small shop looking for automated machining, as it provides safe, secure hold down without the need for 3 phase power for a vacuum table, or the expense of a complete vacuum hold down. Click here to view the roller table in action.

• Quick Tool Change

An excellent alternative to automatic tool change, this system provides quick and easy manual tool changes. When the machine completes one tool operation, the spindle returns to Home Position, where the operator can change tools with the push of a single button. The tool change is accomplished in seconds, without the need for expensive and intricate PLC controls. The tools are all pre-indexed to the same length, so there is no need to re-zero any axis between tool changes.

• ArtCAM Express CAD Software (with Nesting Module)

ArtCAM Express is the perfect CAD software solution for your iRouter Ultimate machine. In addition to having full CAD functionality, ACE provides the user with the ability to convert standard raster graphics into machining toolpath with ease. PLUS, ACE offers over 500 3D clipart images to allow the user to incorporate 3 dimensional artwork into their designs. We also include the Nesting Module, perfect for more production-oriented applications. A 4 hour Training DVD is also included.

• Unlimited Technical Support

We offer one of the best after-sales support packages in the industry, including support through our Toll-Free Support Hotline, Online Support Ticket System, Free Online Training Courses, Remote Diagnostics Capabilities, Interactive User Forum, and much more.

• Swing Arm Mounted Industrial CNC Control, featuring a 17" LCD Touch Screen

• Steel Frame (7 ga.), Welded and Painted

• Heavy Duty 25mm Linear Square Guideway System

• Simplified Operations/User Interface

• 5 HP Tool-Changing Spindle, with Variable Frequency Drive

Source: General CNC

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