Leading supplier of CNC routing and engraving solutions, AXYZ International has added two powerful machining enhancements to the range of routers available under its AXYZ and Pacer power brands. The next generation A2MC machine controller is now available as a standard feature on all AXYZ International routers, with the ATC (Automatic Tool Change) facility supplied as an optional machine accessory.
The A2MC controller is said to offer the highest possible control capabilities by comparison with any similarly positioned machining solution. It delivers much faster and smoother motion based on S-Curve (Seven Segment Velocity) trajectories, leading to a significant reduction in 'bounce' and vibration caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration that is often found in other control systems. The controller is also fully NC code-compatible and will therefore work with all popular CAD/CAM packages.
One of the most important features of the new controller is its ability to accommodate a much broader range of machining options through the addition of a host of peripheral devices. Since the controller is network-based, it will connect to AXYZ router owners existing networks for program transfer and for Internet connection to access software updates and so forth. The router also incorporates a MODBUS network that enables connectivity with a virtually limitless range of devices, the ATC (Automatic Tool Change) and ICS (Intelligent Cutting System) camera registration system being good examples of these. Other devices include tangential and oscillating knives, drill heads, automatic vacuum switching and twin or triple cutting heads.
For existing AXYZ router owners, the learning curve for machine operators is minimised as the latest A2MC controller functions in a similar manner to the existing AMC controller. This allows a natural progression for existing customers who want upgrades or new machines. Furthermore, with this latest controller there are no limits to the size and complexity of the jobs that can be processed. Tests on three-dimensional surfacing files in excess of 80MB have been carried out with no operational issues experienced.
The A2MC is safely enclosed in the UL-certified (the trusted global source for product safety accreditation and compliance) machine control cabinet along with other electrical components and securely mounted on the machine frame beyond the production zone. This helps conserve valuable workspace that would otherwise be taken up by a stand-alone control cabinet.
The complementary AXYZ ATC facility has now been upgraded to allow a choice of either 7 or 21 different stations to better accommodate jobs that require multiple automatic tooling functions. Both this facility and the new A2MC controller will radically extend the capabilities of all AXYZ routers used in multiple sign making and digital printing applications involving a wide range of materials.
For further information, visit the website www.axyz.co.uk or telephone 0115 988 7777.